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San Antonio City Council extends Alamodome contract with UTSA

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 09/06/2012
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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council approved a contract extension on Thursday, which allows UTSA to play its home football games in the Alamodome through 2035.

The contract ensures the Roadrunners will continue to host contests in the 65,000-seat facility throughout the next two decades. The program saw 213,126 fans come to the Alamodome during its inaugural campaign, which was an NCAA startup program-record 35,521 per contest.

“We appreciate the support of the city and its cooperation throughout the contract negotiations,” UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey said. “The Alamodome is a tremendous asset to our program and the San Antonio community. It has been the home to several Final Fours, Alamo Bowls and a variety of other entertainment events. We are proud to bring major college football to the Alamodome on a permanent basis and believe that we have one of the best college football home stadiums in the country.”

The original agreement provided the Alamodome for the years 2011-15, but after city and UTSA officials experienced the incredible success of the Roadrunners’ first season, both parties made the decision to enter into a long-term agreement.

“The Alamodome is an outstanding football venue and we’re extremely pleased that it will continue to be used for this purpose in the many years to come,” Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities Department Director Michael Sawaya said. “We wish to congratulate UTSA on their inaugural year success and look forward to helping the program grow in the future.”

UTSA will host six games this fall beginning with Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Northwestern Oklahoma State (Sept. 22), San Jose State (Oct. 20), Utah State (Oct. 27), McNeese State (Nov. 10) and Texas State (Nov. 24) also will come to the Alamo City this season.

A complete list of future home dates and opponents can be found here.

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