Home of the New Mexico Lobos, University Stadium opened its gates Sept. 17, 1960, when UNM hosted the National University of Mexico. The Lobos thumped their foreign visitors, 77-6, UNM's biggest margin of victory at University Stadium.
Prior to 1960, UNM played its home games at Zimmerman Field (1938-59) and University Field (1892-1937), where Ortega Hall, the Humanities building and Woodward Hall presently stand.
Lobo fans are filling University Stadium in record numbers. In fact, nine of the top-10 crowds in the history of the stadium have occurred since 2001 and season tickets have more than tripled over the past decade. Last fall, New Mexico set another season attendance record as an average of 37,282 fans attended Lobo games. Average attendance has been above 30,000 for four straight years, a first for the UNM program.
Located on the southeast corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and University Boulevard, University Stadium can be easily accessed by exiting off I-25, just south of the Big-I, at Avenida Cesar Chavez. Head east on Avenida Cesar Chavez. After crossing University Boulevard, University stadium is located on the right.
The Automobile Association of America (AAA) is available to assist fans who experience car trouble upon departing the stadium. AAA can provide jump starts, lockout services and tire changes. Service begins 30 minutes before the end of the game and extends one hour after the game is over. Individuals in need of assistance should call 1-800-AAA-HELP or 291-6600.
- Bags of reasonable size (as determined by event staff) will be allowed into the stadium, however, all bags, including purses, will be subject to search upon entrance to the stadium.
- There will be specific gates at every entrance to accommodate bag checks.
- Fans who bring their own stadium seats will be required to enter through one of the bag check gates. If the seat is larger than 11" x 18", fans will be asked to return those seats to their automobiles. UNM does provide rental of the appropriate size seat inside the stadium for $5 a game.
- No outside food or drinks - including bottled water - may be brought into the stadium. Fans will be asked to finish, dispose of, or return items to their vehicle. Exceptions will be made for the needs of babies/small children/elderly and fans with medical conditions.
- Stadium security is located on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium. Security may be contacted by dialing 925-5506.
Banners and signs are allowed inside University Stadium provided they are of reasonable size (as determined by event staff) and contain no advertising or offensive language. Signs cannot obstruct the view of other patrons during the game or they will be confiscated.
Still frame and video cameras are permitted inside the stadium.
There are five concession stands inside the stadium, one in each corner and one on the north end concourse.
There are two elevators on the west side of University Stadium.
Only team personnel, media and credentialed event management staff are authorized to be on the field before, during or after the game. Anyone going onto the field without proper authorization is subject to expulsion from the stadium and could face prosecution. This also applies to anyone throwing objects onto the field or in the stands.
Emergency assistance is available on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium or by dialing 925-5506.
Any person using foul or abusive language could be asked to leave the stadium.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found is located on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium during games and can be contacted by dialing 925-5506. During the week call the University Police at 277-2241.
Parents and/or guardians with a lost child should contact the nearest law enforcement officer or event staff member. Lost children will be taken to the police command post at the north end of the stadium.
There are more than 4,000 parking spaces surrounding University Stadium, including 117 handicapped spaces. Mobility-impaired parking spaces are located on the west side of the stadium.
The following items will not be allowed into the Stadium.
- food, water or beverages of any kind
- baby seats
- beach balls
- folding chairs
- illegal drugs
- laser pointers
- artificial noisemaker such as horns, drums, bells, whistles, etc. per Mountain West Conference rules
- pets (except service animals assisting those with disabilities)
- weapons of any kind
- any other item that in the judgment of game management staff poses a safety hazard or detracts from the ability of others to enjoy the event.
Prohibited items must be returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession of such items is subject to ejection from the stadium and/or arrest.