Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post
Wednesday morning, officials with UTEP Football released the promotions schedule and game times for each of the Miners’ 2020 football home games.
“We can’t wait for fans to enjoy all of the enhancements to our iconic venue,” Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. “We’ve got a terrific home schedule this fall and a football team that will have a talented young quarterback, an experienced backfield, a rapidly improving wide receivers corps and a host of talented additions on defense. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2020 season!”
The Miners are set to host a pair of Southwest rivals (Texas Tech and NM State) in the month of September as they aim to take a big step forward in year three under the direction of head coach Dana Dimel.
This year, 7 p.m. kickoffs will return to the Sun Bowl for the first three games versus Texas Tech (Sept. 5), NM State (Sept. 26) and Southern Miss (Oct. 17).
The final three games of the season against North Texas (Oct. 31), FIU (Nov. 7) and UAB (Nov. 21) will start at 2 p.m.
The new-look Sun Bowl will be on full display for the season opener against the Red Raiders, including the additions of the GECU Terrace, outdoor club seats, loge boxes and Hunt Family Sky Lounge, offering premium seating options and amenities.
Fans now have the opportunity to renew their UTEP Football Season Tickets, or request new season tickets for the 2020 season. Fans will have until April 10 to renew their tickets, paying in full or enrolling in a payment plan.
Renewals will be accepted online here, by calling (915) 747-6150, or by visiting the UTEP Athletics Season Ticket Office, located in Room 109 of the Brumbelow Building next to the Don Haskins Center, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the 2020 football seating map, ticket prices and the sales timeline, click here. For additional UTEP Football Season Ticket information, please call (915) 747-6150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTEP’s 2020 football promotions are as follows:
- Sept. 5 vs. Texas Tech (7 p.m.) – Spirit Night and Orange Out
UTEP kicks off its 103rd football season by hosting Big 12 power Texas Tech for the first time in five years! The Miners and the Red Raiders have staged some epic battles in the Sun Bowl of late, with Texas Tech prevailing 38-35 in overtime in 2006 and 30-26 in 2014. Be sure to wear Orange to the game and show your Miner pride! The UTEP Spirit Squad will host hundreds of youth cheerleaders and dancers who will perform at halftime.
- Sept. 26 vs. NM State (7 p.m.) – Hispanic Heritage and Hall of Fame Game
The Battle of I-10 returns to the Sun City as the Miners look to wrestle control of the silver spade and brass spittoon from their long-time rivals, the Aggies! This game will feature a celebration of the Latino culture and a special halftime tribute to this year’s UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame induction class. Fans will also enjoy a postgame fireworks show sponsored by Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo and Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
- Oct. 17 vs. Southern Miss (7 p.m.) – Homecoming
UTEP takes on the Golden Eagles in the 2020 Conference USA home opener. It marks the Miners’ 89th Homecoming game as students and alumni alike converge on the campus to cheer on the Orange and Blue.
- Oct. 31 vs. North Texas (2 p.m.) – Halloween, Band Day and Youth Football Day
The Miners and the Mean Green will square off in the afternoon so fans can get home in time to take part in their Halloween festivities. But first, enjoy tricks and treats both pregame and in the Sun Bowl as well as a spectacular halftime performance by local marching bands. Youth football teams will have the opportunity to play on the Sun Bowl turf earlier in the day and then will cheer on the Miners against North Texas
- Nov. 7 vs. FIU (2 p.m.) – Military Appreciation Day/Civic and Service Day
The matchup with the Panthers will feature UTEP’s annual celebration of the nation’s Armed Forces, including the U.S. Army post at Fort Bliss. Plus, the Miners will say thank you to all the first responders and law enforcement agencies that work tirelessly to keep El Paso and the Borderland safe.
- Nov. 21 vs. UAB (2 p.m.) – Extra Yard for Teachers/Commitment to Campus
This game will serve as a salute to area educators as well as UTEP faculty and staff for their incredible work in supporting the academic mission of the region. The 2020 home finale pits the Miners versus the defending Conference USA West Division champion Blazers. Fans also won’t want to miss the pregame celebration of the outgoing football senior class, recognizing their careers at UTEP.