The UTEP football team will kick off the Sean Kugler era on Saturday, Sept. 7 against long-time rival New Mexico in the Sun Bowl.
The Miners will play five home games in 2013, also hosting UTSA (Sept. 21), La Tech (Oct. 5), Tulsa (Oct. 12) and FIU (Nov. 16).
Below is a list of important information all fans should know leading into the 2013 campaign.
The New Mexico (Sept. 7), UTSA (Sept. 21) and FIU (Nov. 16) games will all kick off at 6 p.m. MT. The La Tech game (Oct. 5) will kick off at 5:30 MT. The start time for the Tulsa game (Oct. 12) will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets are on sale now by calling (915) 747-6150 or visiting Brumbelow Building Room 109. Ticket prices start at just $50 and family packs (two adults/two children ages 3-12) are available for $165. Individual game tickets, starting at $12, will go on sale Monday, Aug. 26 at the University Ticket Center, (915) 747-5234. The University Ticket Center is located at 2901 North Mesa Street (next to the Don Haskins Center). The UTEP Miner Store on the eastside will also be selling individual game tickets starting on Aug. 26. The UTEP Miner Store is located at 1452 Zaragoza Suite 500-A.
Group tickets are on sale now. Businesses or organizations wishing to purchase blocks of tickets should call (915) 747-7450.
UTEP students can sign up for tickets through www.sportslottery.utep.edu beginning on Friday, Aug. 16. Students can register for all five home games, then gain access to Sun Bowl Stadium by swiping their Miner Gold Card on game day.
Game Day Themes
The UTSA game (Sept. 21) will mark the 50th Anniversary of Sun Bowl Stadium with special surprises in store for fans. The La Tech game (Oct. 5) is Homecoming. The Tulsa game (Oct. 12) is Take a Kid to the Game Day. The FIU game (Nov. 16) is Senior Night and Military Night.
50 Years of Sun Bowl Stadium
GECU is sponsoring the 50th Anniversary of Sun Bowl Stadium celebration. The Sun Bowl 50th Anniversary logo will be unveiled on Monday, Sept. 2. A reunion of the 1963 team will take place at the UTSA game on Sept. 21.
Free Parking Lots
Free parking is available in the following lots: R5 (formerly the Rudolph lot, off of Mesa Street), S3 & S4 (south of Sun Bowl stadium), and P1, P2, P3 & P4 (on Schuster Avenue).
RV parking is available in the R5 lot (formerly the Rudolph lot) off the Sun Bowl Drive entrance. RV parking is available as space permits. The lot opens at 5 p.m. the day before the game and patrons must vacate the lot no later than noon the day after the game. Call (915) 747-6150 to get your season pass.
ADA parking is located in the R6 lot off of Sun Bowl Drive by the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Shuttles will be available from the parking area to the press box for patrons with ADA tickets in sections 1-5. Shuttles will also be available from the parking area to the North Sun Bowl entrance for patrons with ADA tickets in sections 13 & 15. Both shuttles start running two hours before kickoff and resume operation at the end of the third quarter until all patrons are serviced.
Please note the south shuttle from Schuster Street is no longer operational.
Fans can purchase a reserved parking spot for the 2013 season and eliminate the hassle of finding a space on game day. Monies raised benefit the cost of UTEP student-athlete scholarships. Contact the Miner Athletic Club for more information; call (915) 747-8759 or visit www.minerathleticclub.com.