The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) kicked off their first football season last Saturday afternoon with a bang at the Alamodome. Everything that makes football fun for me was there – a marching band, cheerleaders, mascot, flags, fireworks and 56,743 fans. Enthusiastic fans began arriving early in the morning to set up tailgating tents with grills and coolers. Around 10:30 am the football players got off their bus at the corner of Hoefgen and Gonzales streets and were met by fans, cheerleaders and the band.
On the football field a pre-game show featuring the band, flags and fireworks got the crowd roaring. The cheering continued as UTSA won the coin toss. The marching band came back onto the field at half-time for a rousing performance and then the fans practiced a cheer. The football game wasn’t very close (UTSA won easily) but I had a lot of fun watching the band, cheerleaders and the fans.
UTSA’s next home football game is this Saturday, September 10, at 1 pm against McMurry University. Come out and join the fun!