The Roadrunners attracted more than 56,000 fans to their first-ever home game last season. Their average turnstile count for six home games was 35,521. Both marks were records for an NCAA startup football program.
“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,” says Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities Department Director Michael Sawaya about the new contract with UTSA. Read More of This Article
“Our expectations have increased significantly,” says UTSA Associate Athletic Director Brad Parrott. “Our confidence level with the support of our fans has increased significantly.”
Last year, UTSA sold about 11,600 season tickets for football. At press time, the university had sold nearly 14,000 season tickets for the Roadrunners’ 2012 home schedule, and officials believe that number could ultimately end up closer to 15,000.
Last year, UTSA sold 38 luxury suites. It has commitments for 45 suites for this season.
“I thought this could happen,” says Jim Goodman, who heads up marketing for the UTSA Roadrunners, referring to the increased support. “I had no idea that it was going to happen this fast.”