Stadium Policies

What types of things are not allowed into University Stadium?

Fans are encouraged to bring ONLY necessary items to football games at University Stadium. For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, we request that you assist us by leaving prohibited items at home or in your vehicle. We regret that we are unable to provide storage for any of these items.


The following items will not be allowed into any UNM Athletic Department Venue:

  • food, water or beverages of any kind
  • cans
  • bottles
  • alcohol
  • baby seats
  • balloons
  • beach balls
  • coolers
  • explosives
  • fireworks
  • folding chairs
  • illegal drugs
  • laser pointers
  • artificial noisemakers 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.


Can I bring a banner or sign for my favorite player?

Banners and signs are allowed inside University Stadium provided they are of reasonable size (as determined by event staff) and contain no advertising, offensive material or language. Signs cannot obstruct the view of other patrons during the game or they will be confiscated.


Can I bring a handbag or pocketbook into University Stadium?

Bags of reasonable size (as determined by event staff) will be allowed into the stadium, but all bags will be searched. Pocketbooks, computer bags and the like will be subject to searches as well, for the safety of those in attendance.


Can I take pictures at the game?

Still frame cameras are permitted inside the stadium, however, video cameras are not.


Can I bring in my own chairback seat into University Stadium?

Yes, fans wishing to bring a chairback seat can do so, but they must have the seat checked at the entrance. Chairback seats larger than 11″ x 18″ are not permitted into University Stadium.


Fans wishing to rent a chair back seat can do so on the concourse at a cost of $5 per game. All proceeds go to the UNM baseball program and UNM spirit program.


Is there an elevator at University Stadium?

Yes, there are two elevators on the west side of University Stadium near gate 3.


Can I go on the field prior to the game or after?

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.


What if I need first aid or the aid of the police for any reason?

Emergency assistance is available at the Command Post located on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium or by dialing 925-5506. Contact any usher or ticket taker wearing an Event Staff shirt, and they will be able to assist and get EMTs to respond.. There is also a Police Command Post, which is located on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium near gate 5. First aid, lost and found and lost children are located here. The phone number is 925-5506.


What if I lose track of my children?

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 Command Post at the north end of the stadium near Gate 5.


Is there a Lost and Found?

Lost and Found is at the Command Post located on the concourse level at the north end of the stadium near gate 5 during games and can be contacted by dialing 925-5506. During the week call the UNM Police at 277-2241.


Can I bring my own food or drink into University Stadium?

Fans are not permitted to bring in any outside food or drinks, including bottled water. Fans entering the stadium 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.


What is the re-entry policy at University Stadium?

Re-entry is not permitted at University Stadium. If you need to re-enter, please go to the Customer Service Tent located near the Command Post near Gate 5. The Customer Service representative will make the decision if you’re able to re-enter. Emergencies will be the only purpose.


Can I bring a stroller into University Stadium?

Strollers are permitted but must be collapsible and fit under your seat.


Is University Stadium wheelchair accessible?

There are nearly 200 wheelchair spaces in University Stadium. They are located on the upper west concourse level, the east mid-concourse level and at the north end. Wheelchair spaces on the west side of the stadium can be reached by the elevator on the west side of the press box. Spaces on the north side are on ground level. Tickets are available by contacting the ticket office at 925-5626.


Can I smoke at University Stadium?

University Stadium is an outdoor venue, and as such smoking is allowed, but only in designated areas inside the stadium. Smoking areas are located on the southwest (near Gate 1) and southeast corners (near Gate 9) of University Stadium.


Can I legally have an alcoholic beverage at University Stadium?

Individuals of legal drinking age – 21 or older – who have a ticket to the game that day may consume alcoholic beverages in the parking lots in accordance with University policy. Consumption of alcohol by minors is illegal. In addition, it is illegal to provide alcohol to minors. The following additional rules apply to alcoholic beverages at University Stadium.

  • No glass bottles are permitted.
  • No common source alcohol is permitted, including party balls or kegs.
  • No alcohol, outside food or drink may be brought into the stadium.

The University of New Mexico Athletics Department reminds all fans to not drink and drive. Please choose a designated driver before you consume any alcoholic beverage.


What if I need assistance inside of University Stadium?

Fans needing assistance can get instant access to event management by texting “Lobos” to 78247. Event staff will then text back and fans can request assistance or ask questions. If necessary, event staff can quickly dispatch safety/security, medical or guest services staff to the appropriate location.