What you need to know for CU Football vs. TCU

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Curtis Snyder, Assistant AD/Sports Information

BOULDER—The University of Colorado will host Texas Christian to open the 2022 football season on Friday, September 2 at 8 pm at Folsom Field.

Check out everything you need to know about the first game and other games this season. Please note that gates will open at 6 p.m. and fans are encouraged to enter the stadium an hour before kickoff to avoid missing out on pre-game festivities, including Ralphie’s run and kickoff.


BUFFS MOBILE APP—The all-in-one app from Buffs and our partner SideArm is your one-stop shop on your device for all things CU Buffs. This app is the best way to buy and manage tickets and save them in your wallet to enter Folsom Field. In addition to ticketing, the app also features our latest news, rosters, live stats, videos, and much more. Fans are encouraged to download the app before heading to the stadium and get their tickets in their wallet ahead of time.

MOBILE TICKETS—All local CU events are broadcast entirely from mobile. After purchasing tickets, your mobile tickets will be emailed to you to add to your wallet or available on the Buffs mobile app. Check out our step-by-step process for managing your mobile tickets.

TRANSFER TICKETS“Can’t play the game and want to send seats to a friend?” This is easiest to do in the Buffs Mobile app by selecting the tickets tab, clicking manage tickets, clicking transfer tickets, and selecting the season and game you wish to transfer. Enter the email address or mobile phone number of the recipients and you are all set. Do you prefer the website? Click here to find out how.

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SUBHUB—Colorado Athletics is proud to partner with StubHub, the official Fan-to-Fan ticket marketplace for the Colorado Buffaloes. This exciting partnership with StubHub gives you more freedom in pricing, number of ticket listings, and allows you to reach more ticket buyers than ever before. Can’t you make a game? Season ticket holders can log in to their account and under “My Tickets” select Sell on StubHub to get started.

CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS – All transactions at the ticket office, concession stands and merchandise areas will be cashless.

PARKING LOT – Parking lots for the TCU game will open at 3 pm Donor parking permits have already been mailed out, and fans who wish to purchase parking for a single game on campus can do so here.

TRANSPARENT BAG POLICY – Folsom Field has a clear bag policy. Check the website for reminders about which bags are allowed in the stadium.

STAMPEDE ON PEARL STREET– Do not miss one of the best traditions of college football. Join us for the Pearl Street Stampede on Thursday night, featuring the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, CU Spirit and Dance teams, as well as Chip the Buffalo as we celebrate game day with the team in a parade starting at 7 p.m. Pearl Street.


DRESS IN BLACK—Fans are encouraged to use their black Buffs Gear for the TCU game.

NEW FEATURED SUPPLIER—Now available throughout the stadium, along with our many amazing vendors, will be GQue BBQ.

CHIP’S KIDS CLUB AREA – The indoor practice facility will be open for the Chip’s Kids Club area again this season. This indoor space opens 2 hours before the game closes after halftime. It will include games, inflatables and a soccer raffle.

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RALPHIE’S CORRAL – Located on Duane Field, Ralphie’s Corral is the official tailgate of the CU Alumni Association and is open to all. Ralphie’s Corral will be open at 5 pm on Friday and there will be cashless concessions and merchandise available.

BUFF RIDE – The Buff Walk is back! Welcome the team to the stadium along Buff Walk, located on the east side of Folsom Field between the stadium and Franklin Field. Head to the Buff Walk around 5:30 pm so you don’t miss the arrival of the team.

CLIFF BRANCH HONORED—The late Cliff Branch will be honored this game as the first Buff enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Branch played for the Buffs in the 1970s and some special surprises regarding Branch will be announced. Branch held the NCAA record for most kickoff return touchdowns (eight) for almost 30 years and still holds the CU record for running 10.0 100 meters at NCAA championships.

NEW SOUND SYSTEM—The long-awaited new sound system was installed over the summer and is ready for action for the TCU game. Read more about this new stadium upgrade here.

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