EL PASO, TEXAS – The UTEP football team is headed to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Miners (7-5, 5-3 C-USA) will face Utah State (9-4, 6-2 MWC) on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:20 p.m. at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Tickets are $40 and will go on sale Monday at 8 a.m. by calling (915) 747-6150.
This article was originally posted on utepathletics.com. Learn more about the UTEP-Utah State at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
This will be UTEP’s 14th bowl appearance and second trip to the New Mexico Bowl (2010). Utah State is making its 10th bowl appearance and fourth consecutive. This is Utah State’s first berth in the New Mexico Bowl.
It marks the third meeting between the Miners and the Aggies and the first since 1961. Utah State leads the series 2-0.
UTEP has been designated as the home team for the New Mexico Bowl.
The team hotel is the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Boulevard in Albuquerque (phone 505-881-6800). There will be a UTEP Alumni Association hospitality welcome table at the hotel on Friday, Dec. 19 from 12-4 p.m.
The following bowl events are open to the public:
– Pep Rally/Battle of the Bands, Friday, Dec. 19, 4:15-5 p.m., Old Town Plaza
– UTEP vs. Arizona basketball watch party, Friday, Dec. 19, 9 p.m., Uptown Sports Bar, 6601 Uptown Blvd. NE
– Fan Fest, Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m., North Parking Lot at University Stadium
– UTEP Alumni Association Tailgate Party, 9:30-11:45 a.m., North Parking Lot at University Stadium – food, fun and giveaways with appearances from the UTEP marching band, cheerleaders and Paydirt Pete
The UTEP Alumni Association is offering the following travel packages (full-size luxury touring motor coach with all amenities). Please visit https://alumni.utep.edu/tailgate or call (915) 747-8600 for more information. Travel packages will also be sold at the Haskins Center South and East concourses on Monday (Dec. 8) when the Miner men’s basketball team faces Incarnate Word.
Alumni Association Member Travel Package
Bus transportation + tailgate party ticket + football ticket = $90
Non-Member Travel Package
Bus transportation + tailgate party ticket + football ticket = $100
Tailgate Party and Football Game Package
Tailgate party ticket + football game ticket = $60
Tailgate Party Only
Tailgate party ticket = $20
All media attending the Gildan New Mexico Bowl must apply for media and photo credentials through http://www.sportssystems.com/newmexicobowl.
For more information, please visit www.gildannewmexicobowl.com.
Published 12/8/14 at http://news.utep.edu/?p=28079.