Your Guide to GameDay and Tailgating at UTEP

The following tips and information concerning parking, tailgating and Sun Bowl Stadium policies are designed to help guide fans’ event planning and ensure a safe, family-friendly, enjoyable and entertaining experience for all. Go Miners!

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Download: 2016 Tailgating Policies (updated 08/01/16) »


For your safety, glass containers are not allowed anywhere on campus during game days.

Kegs, beer balls, and other common-source containers also are prohibited on campus and in tailgating areas. This includes beer funnels.

Inner campus tailgates may start at 2 p.m. while outer lots may begin at 8 a.m. 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.

No drinking games of any kind allowed.

For Centennial Plaza tailgating rules, call UTEP’s Office of Special Events, 915-747-5481.


One tailgate setup per parking space to include vehicle, canopies and cooking area.

Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tailgating should take place within 4 feet in front of or behind your vehicle.

No tailgating allowed in the parking garages.

Overnight parking with exception of ticketed RV’s is not allowed on University property.

Other Important Resources

GO 10 website

2016 UTEP Football Parking / Tailgating Map

RV Parking Policy (PDF)

Shuttle Service Routes

Tailgating and Porta Potty Locations

Post-Game Traffic Flow

Sun Bowl Concourse Floor Plan

Using Sun Metro's Park and Ride

Student ticketing

UTEP students can sign up for tickets through Students can register for all home games, and then gain access to the Sun Bowl Stadium by swiping their Miner Gold Card on game day.

Guest tickets can be purchased at the University Ticket Center, 2901 N. Mesa.

Restricted access areas

Unauthorized individuals are not permited in restricted areas of the Sun Bowl Stadium during or after an event. The restricted areas include, but are not limited to, the field, locker rooms and offices. Violators are subject to criminal sanctions and/or the University’s disciplinary processes.


The use of remote-controlled model aircraft to include drones is strictly prohibited on University property.

Prohibited items

For the safety and comfort of the audience, the following items are prohibited in the venue:
Glass containers
Coolers and ice chests
Laser pens/pointers
Outside food and beverages
Signs and banners that impede visibility of other patrons
Professional Video and audio recording devices
Wallet chains

Allowed items

Stadium seats 18-inches wide or smaller
Baby food (in plastic containers only)
Rain ponchos


To ensure the safety of our patrons and an enjoyable event for all, patrons will be subject to a search and/or wanding by event staff personnel. Event staff is not responsible for any items or personal property voluntarily left during search procedures at the entrance


Re-entry with your torn ticket stub and a stamp will be allowed. Please ask a gate attendant for assistance.


Sections 10 through 17 are for General Admission. Sections 18 through 21 are student seating. All other seating areas are reserved for numbered ticket holders.

Seating for users of wheelchairs (ADA)

Wheelchair/ADA seating is available in the upper west section of the stadium in sections 1 through 5 and ONLY can be accessed through the press box parking lot. Additional wheelchair/ADA seating is located in the North End Zone on the concourse level of section 13 and 15 and also section 19 in the student section.

Ticket purchases

Tickets may be purchased on site at the following entrances to the Sun Bowl Stadium: north, south. Call 915-747-5234 or visit for more information.

Will call

Will call tickets may be picked up at the north and south entrances to the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Athletic compliance tickets (football player LNT, recruit tickets)

Athletic compliance tickets may be picked up at the ticket trailer located in the north entrance to the Sun Bowl Stadium.


Food items are available for purchase with cash, credit cards and debit cards. Checks are not accepted.


ATMs are located on the concourse in front of sections 13 and 23.

Smoke and tobacco free UTEP

The UTEP campus and its athletic venues are 100 percent smoke free and tobacco free. Please be respectful to the University by keeping UTEP a smoke-free environment for all its visitors to enjoy.

Student Ticketing Policy

The Miner Gold Card is the student ticket for football games. Students need to register online at prior to game day to gain access to their ticket. On game day at the stadium gates, the Miner Gold Card will need to be presented and scanned to gain entry.

Video: How the Student Sports Lottery Works

Official UTEP Athletics Tickets Website

Helpful Phone Numbers
  • UTEP Police Department: 915-747-5611
  • UTEP Athletic Dept: 915-747-5347
  • University Ticket Center: 915-747-5234
  • UTEP Office of Special Events: 915-747-5481
  • El Paso Towing: 915-544-TOWS (8697)

Helpful Resources