The Socorro Independent School District is proud to have the University of Texas at El Paso football team at the SISD Student Activities Complex on March 23 for a scrimmage game and a town hall meeting.
“We are eager for the Miners to come to our home stadium,” said Erika Lucero, SISD marketing and sales coordinator. “This is something that has never been done before and it’s a great way for UTEP to reach our students and community.”
Jim Senter, UTEP athletic director, also is excited to reach out to Miner fans on the East Side.
“We want to listen to their thoughts on how we can serve them better, and give them an exclusive opportunity to check out this year’s team,” Senter said in a UTEP athletics press release. “This is just the first step in engaging our tremendous UTEP supporters on the East Side of town.”
The Miners, under the direction of new head coach Dana Dimel, will hold the practice scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. at the SAC located at 1300 Joe Battle Blvd. A UTEP Athletics Town Hall meeting will be conducted before the game from 5:30-7 p.m.
Fans will get to see segments of the UTEP offense working against the defense to move the football, as well as goal-line situations.
“We can’t wait to showcase this year’s squad to our East Side fans.” Dimel said in the release. “We want to give all Miner fans an opportunity to see the team in action.”
Admission is free, and complimentary UTEP spring football posters will be given away. Food trucks will be available, as well.
The UTEP football team is in the middle of spring drills that will end with the annual Orange & Blue game on April 13 in the Sun Bowl.
Where: SISD Student Activities Center, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.
When: Town Hall from 5:30-7 p.m., practice and scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free for all events.
Tailgating: Tailgating is not permitted to ensure availability of parking.
Restricted Items: Coolers, bags, backpacks, glass containers, alcohol, smoking/tobacco products, pets, balloons, umbrellas, lawn chairs and confetti are not permitted in the facility.
Field access: Restricted to UTEP Athletics personnel and working media only. Media can gain field entry through the South tunnel gate by displaying their UTEP Athletics credential.
Post-practice autograph session: Select UTEP players and head coach Dana Dimel will sign complimentary schedule posters on the field after the practice.