Open Announce

2021 Lobo Football Game Day Information

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The highly anticipated 2021 Lobo Football season is less than three months away.  After becoming the first Division I football team to play an entire season outside of its home state, your Lobos are back in New Mexico and ready to play in front of the Lobo faithful!

When the Lobos kick off their home opener against Houston Baptist on September 2nd at University Stadium, it will have been 642 days between home games for Lobo Football and for its fans.  It will also be the first time that Lobo fans will be able to cheer on a team in person led by Head Coach Danny Gonzales.  The former Lobo player and assistant coach is looking forward to running out of the University Stadium tunnel, and leading the team he grew up watching and idolizing onto the field.

“Coaching this team and representing our state and community is an absolute privilege,” said Gonzales. “September 2 will be a great celebration for the entire state as Lobo Football returns, and I’m so excited for our fans to be able to come out and celebrate with us.”

The Lobos will play six games this season at University Stadium, starting with the first two games of the year, on September 2 against Houston Baptist and on September 11 against New Mexico State.  To prepare for the 2021 season, there will be some new policies and procedures in place for Lobo Football games at University Stadium.  Some of these policies are the results of updated safety procedures after the pandemic, while others are designed for fan convenience and safety.  The following are some of the new policies for the 2021 football season:


Parking lots will now open at 6 am on all game days.  Previously, lots opened six hours prior to kickoff. Fans can now come out, get their spots early and tailgate away.

Overnight RV Tailgating

Fans can make a weekend of Lobo Football with Overnight RV Parking. Overnight RV Parking is from noon (12 p.m.) the day prior to the game until noon (12 p.m.) the day after the game. Each Overnight RV location consists of 4-6 parking spaces just north of The Pit and 1-2 parking passes nearby. This is subject to change based on the needs of the UNM Athletic department.

Reserved Tailgating

Reserved tailgating is your tailgating season ticket! Reserved Tailgating starts at the opening of parking lots on game day. Each Reserved Tailgating spot consists of at least two (2) parking spaces and one (1) parking pass nearby. Reserved tailgate spots start at $250 for the season. This is subject to change based on the needs of the UNM Athletic department

Clear Bag Policy

This is a new policy this year. Fans must use a clear bag to bring into the stadium. The bags must be no larger than 12”x6”x12”. Clear backpacks are not allowed.  Palm-sized clutch purses will be permitted, as will gallon-sized freezer bags.

Mobile Ticketing

The Lobos are going completely digital for 2021! All tickets and parking will be downloadable to your mobile device. Step-by-step instructions can be found at  Fans are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the step-by-step instructions.

Ticket Transfer

Fans that are unable to make a game can use Ticket Transfer to send your tickets and parking to your friends, family or colleagues.

  • Login to your account.
  • Choose Ticket Transfer.
  • Select the game and tickets you want to transfer.
  • Enter email address or cell phone number of the recipient.

Online ticket transfers must be completed by at least two hours prior to kickoff.

Capacity Limits

Capacity of University Stadium is 39,224, but it may be reduced due to COVID-19 and the status of the state of New Mexico health order on game days. If capacity is limited, causing you to move seat locations for distancing, we will offer options for effected accounts.

Prohibited Items

The following is a list of prohibited items that are not allowed inside of University Stadium:

*Alcoholic Beverages

*Tobacco of any kind

*Weapons of any kind, including pocketknives and Leatherman’s

*Animals (except ADA approved service animals)

*Baby seats and strollers

*Personal transport devices (bicycles, skateboards, hover boards, scooters)

*Video cameras, camera bags, or lenses over 6” in length

*Coolers of containers

*Folding chairs or stools

*Outside food or beverages (one unopened water bottle is permissible)

*Laser pointers

*Artificial noise makers


*Projectiles, including balloons or beach balls

*All other items are at the discretion of Lobo event management staff

Lobo Pledge for Success

This Lobo Football season, fans can make each win have a lasting impact for Lobo student-athletes by participating in the PLEDGE FOR SUCCESS campaign!

Pledge any amount for all 12 games and the Lobo Club will charge your card in the amount of your pledge after each win and touchdown scored! All proceeds will go to the Lobo Scholarship Fund, our primary scholarship fund for UNM Athletics. For more information about the PLEDGE FOR SUCCESS Campaign, please click HERE.