Alamo City: Where to Get Your Local College Football Fix

If you’re anything like our family, the lead up to and start of college football season is an event. Coinciding with the beginning of the new school year and team sports for our family, it’s the official end of summer and kick-off to what will hopefully be a cooler queso- and wing-filled fall. We will be unfurling our alma mater’s flag in just a little over a week and digging out our favorite college hoodies (I mean, to wear inside obviously. We’re not that hardcore.) to celebrate the return of college football.

If you love a good tailgate, throw your spare couch and grill in the back of your Tacoma, and head out to watch our phenom local college faves as they open the new season.


Ending their 2021 season as the Conference USA champions, a program-best record, and receiving their first Top 25 ranking in the AP Poll, the Roadrunners are poised to have another exciting and dynamic season. Catch them September 3 at 2:30 p.m. for the home opener against the Houston Cougars or on September 24 at 2:30 p.m. against the Texas Southern Tigers. All games are played at the Alamodome.

See the full schedule, buy tickets, and sort out your plans for the Alamodome here.

University of the Incarnate Word

The Cardinals open their season at Benson Stadium on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. against Southern Illinois University and return home again on October 1 at 6:00 p.m. for Alamo Heights Night against McNeese State University.

See their full schedule and buy tickets here.

Trinity University

Ending their 2021 season as the Southern Athletic Association champions, the Trinity Tigers open their season, like everyone else, on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. against Alpine’s Sul Ross State, but you can catch them at home again on September 10 at 6:00 p.m. against Wheaton and September 17 at 6:00 p.m. taking on Texas Lutheran.

All home games are free, so bring your family crew to support the Tigers. View their full schedule.

Jacey Blue Renner is a freelance writer & poet who holds an MFA from Lesley University. Most recently you can find her work in San Antonio Magazine. As a USAF spouse, she has moved extensively with her family, but would've stayed in the UK (the island love of her life), forever. She uses words & running to keep her grounded. Her boy crew is an inspiration on how to live fully. Currently stationed in SATX, her family is her complete heart. Favorite Restaurant: La Fonda on Main. Favorite Landmark: The Pearl. Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Battle of FlowersParade.