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 family-friendly, safe, enjoyable and entertaining experience for all. Go Miners!

Download: 2013 Tailgating Policy

To Ensure parking spaces for all patrons, only one vehicle per parking space is permitted. In an effort to accommodate all Miner fans, we kindly ask to please not reserve parking spaces.

Related Map: RV Parking

For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that the following items and common-source containers not be used:

  • Glass Containers
  • Kegs and Beer Balls
  • Beer Funnels
  • Drinking Games
  • No solicitation
  • No company branded tents
  • No banner or signs
  • No distribution of flyers or coupons

Tailgaters are asked to dump all used charcoal in designated containers before leaving their tailgating setup to enter the game. We ask that all tailgaters to enter the Sun Bowl 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 is not allowed in the parking garages.

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
Restricted Access Areas

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

Prohibited Items

For the safety and comfort of the audience, the following items are prohibited in the venue:

  • Glass containers
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers and ice chests
  • Laser pens/pointers
  • Fireworks
  • Food and beverages
  • Pets
  • Signs and banners that impede visibility of other patrons
  • Strollers
  • Video and audio recording devices
  • Weapons
  • Wallet Chains
Allowed Items
  • Stadium seats 18 inches or smaller
  • Blankets
  • Baby Food (in plastic containers only)
  • Rain ponchos

To ensure the safety of our patrons and an enjoyable event for all, patrons may be subject to a search and/or wanding by event staff personnel. Patrons are responsible for ensuring that all personal belongings are not left behind.


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 tickets holders.

View Sun Bowl Stadium Seating Area
Wheelchair (ADA) Seating

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

Stadium Seats

Stadium seats 18 inches and smaller are allowed into the venue. Stadium seats larger than 18 inches will not fit into your allowed ticketed space in the stadium’s bench seating.

Ticket Purchases

Tickets may be purchased at the University Ticket Center on Mesa Street or the north and south entrances to the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Official UTEP Athletics Tickets Website
Will Call

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

Athletics Compliance Tickets

Athletics Compliance Tickets can 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.

Map: Concession Areas

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


The UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium prohibits smoking in all seating areas and aisle ways. Please be respectful of other patrons. This is a smoke-free environment.

General Tailgating Maps Coming Soon

Find information about tailgating areas, ADA parking, RV parking, port-a-potty locations and more.

Sun Bowl Concourse Floor Plan

Other Useful Maps

Use the maps below to find information about concession areas, shuttle routes, disabled parking and more.

Updated Map: Shuttle Routes »

Concession Areas » Disabled Parking Areas »

ADA Parking » Post-Game Traffic Flow »

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

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