Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pigskin Preview
Wednesday, August 31; Doors open at 11 a.m., Luncheon begins at Noon

“The Original” Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pigskin Preview is the official start of the college football season in San Antonio.

A crowd of over 750 football fans and local business leaders will come to the Alamodome for this luncheon on the football field to get a preview of the Pac-12 and Big 12 conference football seasons, eat a great meal from Rudy’s Bar-B-Q and hear stories and insight from ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge and ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe.

Luncheon guests will also receive a commemorative Valero Alamo Bowl t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in games to win prizes on the Alamodome turf.

Tickets are available for $65 per person. Seating is assigned and will be available at check-in via company or last name on the day of the event.

A special thank you to our Pigskin Preview sponsors: American Airlines, H-E-B, Pepsi, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sports Radio Ticket 760, TicketCity, Valero, Wells Fargo and 1200 New Radio WOAI.

To review sponsorship benefits available at this event, please click here or visit the Valero Alamo Bowl’s Sponsorship Opportunities page for a list of partnerships available at all bowl events..


$ 65.00


Million Dollar Shootout
The Polo Field at Brackenridge Park
Friday, October 14 - Sunday, Ocotber 23; 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily

Over 1,500 golfers annually take over 22,000 attempts in the Valero Alamo Bowl Million Dollar Shootout at the Polo Fields and Driving Range at Brackenridge Park. The lure is dozens of raffle and “on the green” prizes as well as awards to the top 10 closest shots each day such as golf, vacation and restaurant gifts. The top two daily shots qualify for the Finals and their chance for the $1 million grand prize. If no aces are recorded then the closest to the pin will win a trip for two to the Caribbean courtesy of American Airlines. For questions please email or call us at 210.704.6391.

Here are 2015 Top 10 Daily Prizes:

  1. Golf twosome courtesy of The Club at Sonterra and a $100 gift certificate to TicketCity
  2. $100 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse gift card and a pair of San Antonio Rampage tickets
  3. $50 Topgolf gift card and $40 TopGolf gameplay card
  4. $50 gift certificate to Paesano’s Restaurant Group and 10 pounds of Kiolbassa sausage
  5. Free Whataburger for a year and Enterprise Rent-A-Car vouchers
  6. Dinner for one at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse and a pair of San Antonio Rampage tickets
  7. $50 gift certificate to Hard Rock Cafe and a pair of tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio
  8. $50 gift certificate to Dave & Buster’s and a $50 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort
  9. Free day pass to the Valero Texas Open and a Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Prize Pack
  10. Dinner for one at Fire Bowl Cafe and a pair of tickets to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with food and beverage coupons

2015 On The Green Prize Donors: Cheesy Jane’s, Coldstone Creamery, Dave and Buster’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, Mama Margie’s, Myron’s Steakhouse, Rivercenter Comedy Club, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, SPY: The Exhibit, The Egg and I, Whataburger

2015 Raffle Prize Donors: Big Bob’s Burgers, Cheesy Jane’s, Chris Madrid’s, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Gwendolyn’s, Incredible Pizza, Joe’s Crab Shack, Josephine Street Cafe, Kirby’s Steakhouse, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Paloma Blanca, San Antonio Aquarium, San Antonio Beer Festival, San Antonio Scorpions, San Antonio Zoo, Schakolad, Sheraton Gunter Hotel, SpringHill Suites, SPY: The Exhibit, Stone Werks, Taco Taco Cafe, The Cheesecake Factory, The Egg and I, The Grill At Leon Springs, Two Bros BBQ Market, UTSA, Zoe’s Kitchen



Shamrock Series 5K
Maverick Plaza
Saturday, November 12; 7:30 a.m.

Get a running start to your Shamrock Series and join Notre Dame Game Day before the Irish take the field at The Alamodome to run the streets of historic downtown San Antonio!

The third annual Shamrock Series 5K, will take place at 7:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, November 12th prior to Notre Dame’s match-up against Army. Runners will enjoy a scenic course, beginning and ending at the Mayor Maury Maverick Plaza in La Villita Historic Arts Village. Registration is limited to 2,000 participants.

All runners will receive a limited edition Under Armour Shamrock Series 5K race shirt and a commemorative finisher’s medal. Awards will be presented to the top two overall finishers and age division winners.

This year, Notre Dame is proud to partner with Iniquez Athletic Advertising & Promotions (IAAP), San Antonio’s premiere race production and management company.


  • $35 Early Bird through October 1, 2016
  • $40 through November 10, 2016
  • $45 Race Day 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.

Online registration will close at 12:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 10th.

Active or Veteran Military members please email gameday@nd.edu to receive a discount registration code.


[Buy Now]

Valero Alamo Bowl Pregame Party
Pavilion at Sunset Station
Saturday, November 12; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join the Valero Alamo Bowl at a Pregame Party before the Shamrock Series on Saturday, November 12. Guests will enjoy delicious food stations and open bar from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Historic Sunset Station.

$ 75.00


Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic
The Club at Sonterra
Thursday, December 8; Noon Shotgun

The Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic is one of the premier winter golf tournaments. Held on December 8 at The Club at Sonterra, the tournament features a press conference with the head football coaches of the two teams participating in the Valero Alamo Bowl. This event offers both the challenges of a competitive golf tournament as well as networking opportunities among local business executives.

$ 375.00


FCA Breakfast
Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 a.m.

Join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for breakfast. Representatives from the participating Valero Alamo Bowl teams will be present.

For tickets call the FCA office at (210) 764-8292 or email Jim Faulk at jfaulk@fca.org. Tickets are $30/each or $300 for a table.


Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally
Arneson River Theatre
Tuesday, December 27; WorldStride Heritage Performances begin at 3:45 p.m., Pep Rally begins at 6 p.m.

FREE EVENT – General Admission Seating

The Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally is one of the most exciting events of bowl week. The head coaches, football players, pep bands and cheerleaders from competing schools show their colors as they face off in a spirited pep rally.

This is a “must see” event during bowl week that gives fans a chance to see the players and pep bands make their grand entrance on San Antonio’s famous river barges. While fans will be wearing their favorite colors, the bands from both teams will lead their respective fan bases in cheers to show their team pride. The pep bands will also participate in “battle of the bands” to see just what fan base can cheer the loudest during this fun event.


PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon
Marriott Rivercenter
Wednesday, December 28; Doors Open at 11:30 a.m., Luncheon begins at Noon

Before the teams hit the field for the big game, everyone will come together at the PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon. More than 1,500 spirited football fans will come to experience the anticipation and festive atmosphere surrounding the big game. Emceed by ESPN’s broadcast crew, fans will be treated to first-hand insight from the two head coaches and the team captains, as well as revel in the pageantry from the cheerleaders and bands.

$ 75.00


Valero Alamo Bowl Bash
Marriott Rivercenter
Wednesday, December 28 at 7 p.m.

The night before the big game, fans can celebrate Bowl Week in style at the Valero Alamo Bowl Bash. Held at the Marriott Rivercenter, guests will experience Texas-sized hospitality with five gourmet action food stations, open bars, fan interaction activities, live music and casino games with chances to win great prizes including signed team memorabilia.

For questions please email or call us at 210.704.6391.

$ 275.00


Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone
Sunset Station
Thursday, December 29 at 3 p.m.


Before the bowl game, fans can participate in pregame festivities in the Historic Sunset Station (one block North of the main Alamodome entrance). The Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone includes a variety of interactive games that encourage fan participation and challenge their football skills and agility.

Enjoy some great food and drink while you listen to music and prepare for the big game. Not only are there interactive games but you can also get your face painted as well as get your official game program and merchandise. This event is free to the public meaning there are no excuses not to come see us on game day!


PrimeSport Chairman’s Club Hospitality
Sunset Station
Thursday, December 29; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Located at the Historic Sunset Station just one block from the Alamodome, pregame hospitality begins at 5 p.m. and is open 3 hours prior to kickoff; featuring all you can eat food stations, open bar, music and more!

[Buy Now]

PrimeSport In-Stadium Hospitality
Thursday, JDecember 29; 6 p.m.

This elite party includes open bar, food presentations, game program and flat-screen TVs. The party is open pregame and reopens at halftime through the end of the third quarter. Game ticket required for early stadium access at 6 p.m.

[Buy Now]