Football is back and UTEP wants to gently remind attendees of their tailgating policies for the upcoming game on Saturday, September 3, against NMSU at the Sun Bowl Stadium.

UTEP is preparing for the upcoming seven-game home schedule against I-10 rival New Mexico State University beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 3, at the Sun Bowl Stadium. As you make your plans to tailgate this year, keep in mind UTEP’s tailgating policies, so your experience is an enjoyable one.


  • Inner campus tailgates may start at 2 p.m. while outer lots may begin at 8 a.m. on game day.
  • Tailgaters must enter the Sun Bowl Stadium by the end of the first quarter.
  • One person may stay at each tailgating site during the game if there is a large setup.
  • Tailgating should take place within 4 feet in front of or behind your vehicle.


  • Parking during game days is limited to one tailgate setup per parking space that includes the vehicle, canopies and cooking area.
  • Spaces are first come, first served.
  • Tailgating should take place within 4 feet in front of or behind your vehicle.
  • No tailgating is allowed in UTEP parking garages and overnight parking with the exception of ticketed RVs is not allowed on University property.

Not Allowed:

  • Glass containers are not allowed anywhere on campus.
  • Kegs, beer balls and other common-source containers are also prohibited on campus and in tailgating areas.
  • No drinking games of any kind are allowed.


  • During UTEP game days, all laws pertaining to concealed campus carry apply. Sun Bowl Stadium is a concealed campus carry exclusion zone, and concealed handgun license carriers are not permitted to bring weapons into the venue.
  • For more information on concealed campus carry policies, visit

For more information on UTEP football game day policies, such as what can you take inside the venue or what you you should leave behind, visit For the 2016 UTEP football schedule, visit