Texas Football vs. ULM: what to know for game day

We break down the basics on how to attend the first Texas Longhorns football game of the 2022 season.

AUSTIN, Texas — College football is back in Forty Acres! The Texas Longhorns take on the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks for the 2022 season opener on Saturday, September 3 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR). Start is at 7 pm

We break down what you need to know about the first Texas Football game of the 2022 season.

Will rain? What if she does?

Longhorn fans may want to pack their ponchos. The KVUE weather team is monitoring the potential for widespread showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening, which could include start time. The potential for showers and thunderstorms will be greatest in the afternoon and evening. Take a look at our forecast timeline for the game.

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All Texas Football games are rain or shine, and all tickets are non-refundable. A game will be called if the rain is so heavy that visibility is lost or there is lightning within a certain number of miles. Only in case of lightning, officials will advise fans to seek shelter and evacuate DKR.

Remember: Umbrellas are not allowed inside the stadium, so plan accordingly.

Tailgating at UT: Game Day Schedule

Everyone knows that the Texas Football game day fun begins long before kickoff. Below is a game day timeline:

  • 7 am – Open parking lots
  • 14:00 – Bevo Blvd. and Hook ‘Em Hangout open
  • 15:00 – Austin Music Lounge and Tito’s Tailgate in Longhorn City Limits remain open
  • 16:00 – The Bevo Parade begins; Drew Fish Band perform at Longhorn City Limits
  • 16:15 – Fans line up at north entrance of Bevo Blvd. for stadium stampede
  • 4:30 pm – The stadium stampede begins
  • 16:45 – Texas Longhorns arrive by bus
  • five pm – Stadium gates open
  • 5:30 pm – Men’s/women’s tennis signing autographs on Bevo Blvd.; Charley Crockett performs at Longhorn City Limits
  • 6:30 pm – Bevo Blvd. and Hook ‘Em Hangout close
  • 19:06 – Kickoff against ULM
  • After the match: Silent Disco in Longhorn City Limits
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How can I get to DKR? Where can I park?

If you’re driving or taking a carpool to DKR, here’s how the traffic flow will work before and after the game.

Once you arrive, you’ll need to know where to park. This map shows parking options and ADA stops and checkpoints. If you want to pay for parking in advance, you can find options here.

There are also several Capital Metro bus route options that you can take to get to the game. Learn more.

Need help getting around DRK once you get there? You can find a map of the stadium on page 38 of this week’s soccer schedule.

What items are prohibited in DKR?

First of all, it is important to note that a clear bag policy will be in effect at all Texas Longhorns home games. Approved bags include:

  • Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches
  • One Gallon Resealable Clear Plastic Storage Bags
  • Handbags, purses, or wallets that measure less than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches

Texas Athletics will allow single-serving 3.4-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer, sanitary wipes and all applicable medical exceptions for the 2022 season.

The following items are prohibited in the games:

  • artificial noisemakers
  • Big bags
  • Banners, flags, flagpoles, selfie sticks, signs, and umbrellas
  • Cameras with detachable lenses larger than 10 inches, GoPros, camcorders, and tripods
  • coolers
  • Explosive and flammable materials, disabling chemicals and other dangerous items
  • outside food
  • Water: One sealed soft plastic water bottle (up to one liter) is permitted, but no other beverages or external beverage containers are permitted.
    • Free water fountains are available for refilling.
  • Items considered a safety hazard or nuisance, including frisbees, balloons, projectiles, laser pointers, and fireworks
  • Pets, except service dogs
  • strollers
  • tobacco products
  • Weapons: Weapons of any kind are not allowed at DKR. Anyone carrying a weapon on campus must secure their weapon in their vehicle or other property before entering the stadium.
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Who is the starting quarterback?

On August 19, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced that Quinn Ewers will be the Longhorns’ starting quarterback this season. Hudson Card is expected to join the second team.

Ewers is a redshirt freshman who transferred to Austin last January from Ohio State. The Texas native played high school football at Southlake Carroll, where he was ranked No. 1 overall nationally by 247Sports, Rivals and ON3.

Is UT still in the Big 12?

Yes for now. The Texas Longhorns will leave the Big 12 in the future, but not until 2025.

In July 2021, the UT System voted to accept an invitation to join the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 2025. The Longhorns’ Big 12 rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners, will also join the SEC that year.

Fans will get a glimpse of UT’s future in the SEC during Game 2 of the 2022 season against the Alabama Crimson Tide this coming Saturday, September 10.

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