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UTSA to partner with San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Hispanic Heritage Day

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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) announced Thursday that they will co-host Hispanic Heritage Day on Sept. 22 when the Roadrunners play Northwestern Oklahoma State. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Alamodome.

There will be discounted tickets available for the contest through the SAHCC website. Field-level seats (sections 120-122) will be $17 with a minimum of five purchased, while upper-level seats will be $11 each with a minimum of five purchased. The cost of the ticket includes admission to a pregame tailgate party sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association and the menu will be Hispanic-inspired. Fans can click here to order tickets today or call the UTSA Ticket Office at (210) 458-UTSA (8872) for more information.

There will be special food on sale inside the Alamodome and entertainment that celebrates the long-standing traditions and culture of the local Hispanic community. UTSA also will don special "Los Roadrunners" jerseys that day.

“We have worked very hard to make our football team be an integral part of our city,” Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said. “We are a majority minority campus and by teaming up with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we will be able to celebrate the long-standing culture and rich traditions of San Antonio's Hispanic heritage. This event also will give us a great opportunity to reach out to all of South Texas.”

The Roadrunners, who will begin their second season of play on Thursday, Aug. 30, at South Alabama, are coming off a 4-6 campaign that saw them establish NCAA startup program records for inaugural game (56,743) and average home (35,521) attendance.

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