Fans Flock To Alamodome For Inaugural UTSA Football Game
More Than 56,000 Pack Alamodome For Inaugural Season Kickoff
It was a big day on Saturday for football fans in San Antonio.
The UTSA Roadrunners opened their first season with a win at home.
More than 56,000 people packed the Alamodome to see the inaugural season kickoff. The score is an NCAA reocrd for first game attendance.
Many fans got the day started by tailgating in the parking lot.
Fans told KSAT 12 they had been full of anticipation in the time leading up to the game.
"I think a lot of people are in disbelief the day is actually here," UTSA fan Scott Metzger said. "It's amazing."
The Roadrunners raced out to an early lead and blew out Northeastern State, 31-3.
"I'm just glad to be a part of (the experience)," UTSA fan Leah Troop said. "I think it is really exciting that we finally have something we can call ours here in San Antonio."
Coach Larry Coker's Roadrunners are independent this year. They will join Division I football and the Western Athletic Conference next season.
Fans who missed out on Saturday's game will have another chance to see the team in San Antonio next week.
They will be taking on McMurry University and looking to start their inaugural season, 2-0.
Copyright 2011 by KSAT.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.