Roadrunner games will be a little different this year. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Athletics department revealed their plan Monday on how they will be moving forward with their football season as well as keeping people safe.
The games played inside the Alamodome will have a reduced capacity at 17 percent that allows for social distancing.
“Our goal is to provide the safest game day experience possible for everyone who steps foot inside the Alamodome this season,” UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos said. “UTSA Athletics has worked in coordination with the City of San Antonio, Alamodome staff, local and state health experts, Conference USA and the NCAA to develop a plan that will help create a safe environment for our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and community. We’re all in this together and it will require all of us to adhere to the safety protocols in place at our home football games this season. We can’t wait to see our team compete and to have you cheering on our Roadrunners this fall.”
Fans inside the stadium will be required to mask up except for eating or drinking. Fans who enter the stadium will expect to get their temperature checked. Those who read higher than 99.6 degrees will not be allowed to enter and submitted to a secondary area for another screening opportunity. Those who also show signs of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter.
When entering the Alamodome parking lot, payment will be contactless and there will be strictly no tailgating this year. Guests can arrive two hours prior to kickoff.
Hitting up the concessions will be done differently this year. Guests will order their food and beverages through a mobile app and pay via app. Guests will pickup their order at a pickup station where a plexiglass shields guests and employees. Patrons will be able to request condiments and utensils as they are no longer self-serve.
As for keeping the dome sanitary, there will be regular cleaning of high touch point areas and the restrooms. There will be hand-sanitizing stations and hand washing stations throughout the public spaces of the Alamodome.
“The Alamodome has closely coordinated with UTSA and our local health officials to ensure that we welcome fans back in the safest way possible,” said Patricia Muzquiz Cantor, Director of the City’s Convention and Sports Facilities. “Fans can do their part to keep fellow fans, staff and players safe by following mask requirements and physical distancing policies. If you are feeling sick, please cheer on the Roadrunners from the safety of your home. We look forward to welcoming UTSA Football back to the Alamodome this fall. Go Roadrunners.”