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Sun Bowl Stadium

Sun Bowl Stadium

  Venue Resources  
Address Sun Bowl Drive
El Paso, TX 79968
Phone (915) 747-5330
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  The Facility  
Date Opened September 21, 1963
Major Renovation 1969, 1982
Ownership
(Management)
University of Texas El Paso
(University of Texas El Paso)
Surface AstroPlay
Cost of Construction $275,000
Capacity 51,500
Luxury Suites Unknown
Club Seats Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants UTEP Miners
(NCAA) (1963-Present)
Brut Sun Bowl Game (1963-Present)
Texas vs. The Nation Game
(2007-Present)
Former Tenants El Paso Patriots
(1989-2001)
Population Base 750,000
On Site Parking 1,455
Nearest Airport El Paso International Airport (ELP)


Sources: Mediaventures

Sun Bowl Stadium

The Sun Bowl...is the scene of the nationally televised collegiate gridiron classic of the same name. It's also home to the UTEP Miners Football team - UTEP Athletics. For large venues, the Sun Bowl is equal to many of America's large stadiums, with 51,000 seats and 30 wheel chair spaces.

Past performances include The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour, U2's Zoo TV Tour, Pink Floyd World Tour, Ricky Martin, Pace Motor Sports Monster Trucks, two Dallas Cowboy Scrimmage contests, and Oscar De La Hoya.

General Information:
* Built in 1963, with a capacity of approx. 30,000
* Renovated in 1982, expanding capacity to 52,000
* Covered with AstroPlay, installed August 2001
* 2nd floor press box offers rooms and a common area for writing and phones for media - 2nd floor press box floor plan
* Captain's Club capacity: 390
* Captain's Club includes two wet bars and catering space Captain's Club floor plan
* 4th floor above Captain's Club provides places for video camera for televised events
* 18 concession stands * Approx. 7,900 parking spaces surrounding the Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Specifications

Field:
* 150 yards oval
* AstroPlay

Power:
* 400 amps, 3-phase at south end of tunnel below the scoreboard

Sound:
* Point source at south end above scoreboard
* Control in west side press box
* Microphone inputs on each side of field at 50-yd. line

Loading:
* Tunnel on south side
* Ramp 24' 10" wide, 82' long
* 14' 2" between air conditioners
* Trucks can load onto field

Dressing Rooms:
* Locker room and dressing room with showers and restrooms each side of the tunnel downstairs
* Large rooms each side of tunnel upstairs

Intercom:
* 3-pin xlr jacks on each side of field at 50-yd. line
* Control in west side press box
* ClearCom intercom

Sun Bowl Stadium

Driving Directions to Sun Bowl Stadium

From Interstate 10:
Take the Schuster/Sun Bowl exit (18A) and take Sun Bowl drive. If you are exiting from the east you will go straight through the light. If you are exiting from the west you will turn left at the light. Follow Sun Bowl Drive, past University Ave. and you will pass Dawson road on the right. It leads to the South end of the Sun Bowl and the Tunnel entrance to the field. If you continue on Sun Bowl Drive you will next pass a small parking lot on your right which is for the Press Box, Captain's Club, and West side handicap access. Shortly after that you will come to a 3-way intersection of Sun Bowl and Glory Road; turn right here to get to the north entrance (usually the main entrance for events) of the Sun Bowl Stadium.

From Mesa (coming from the west):
Turn right at the intersection of Mesa and Sun Bowl Drive.(If you turn left you will be on Mesita, not Sun Bowl). Following Sun Bowl Drive, you will pass the Don Haskins Center on your left and then come to the 3-way stop of Sun Bowl and Glory Road. Turn left here to get to the north entrance (usually the main entrance for events) of the Sun Bowl Stadium. If you continue straight on Sun Bowl Drive you will next pass a small parking lot on your left which is for the Press Box, Captain's Club, and West side handicap access. Just down the hill from this parking lot you will come to Dawson Rd. on the left; it leads to the South end of the Sun Bowl and the Tunnel entrance to the field.

From Mesa (coming from downtown):
Turn left on Glory Road. At the 3-way stop turn right, staying on Glory Road. You will pass the north entrance(usually the main entrance for events) of the Sun Bowl Stadium on the left. Immediately after this Baltimore intersects with Sun Bowl Drive. Turn left and you will next pass a small parking lot on your left which is for the Press Box , Captain's Club, and West side handicap access. Just down the hill from this parking lot you will come to Dawson Rd. on the left; it leads to the South end of the Sun Bowl and the Tunnel entrance to the field.

Source: UTEP Miners Website

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1938-1963
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1963-Present


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