The UTEP football season kicks off at home in the Sun Bowl on September 9. For years, fans have not had the chance to tailgate the way they wanted to, but all that will change this upcoming season. Director of Athletics Jim Senter says the school has made the changes they hope will produce a better overall experience for all Miner fans in and around the Sun Bowl this fall.

Here's what you need to know:


You can tailgate in the inner-campus area beginning at noon.
You can tailgate in the outer campus are beginning at 8 a.m.
You can tailgate in Centennial Plaza beginning at noon for picnic-style, blanket-only tailgating.
You cannot have tents, grills, tables, chairs, or organized sports or activities on the plaza.
If you are tailgating, you don't have to go into the stadium by the end of the first quarter anymore.
If you need RV parking, that lot is located in the SC1 lot on Schuster Avenue. You can park your RV beginning at 8 a.m. the day before each home game.
You can buy RV season passes for $250 by calling (915) 747-6150.


You can now take tablets and cameras into Sun Bowl stadium.
The first four Miner home games will start at 6:00 p.m. instead of 5:30.
In order to accomodate new inner-campus tailgating times and give students attending Saturday morning classes the access they need, eligible UTEP students can get into the games by having their Miner Gold card scanned at the gate on game day.
Student guest tickets can be purchased on the 1st floor of the Union Building East and the UTEP Ticket Center at 2901 North Mesa Street before game day.
Student guest tickets can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, the UTEP Ticket Center eastside location at 1452 North Zaragoza Suite A-500, or the Sun Bowl Box Office on game days.
There is wheelchair/ADA seating in sections 3, 5 and 7 on the concourse level of the west side of the stadium, sections 13 and 15 on the north endzone area, and section 19 in the stadium’s eastern side.

If you would like to buy tickets over the phone, call (915) 747-6150.

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