Lobo Football

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University of New Mexico Lobo football began in 1892. The Lobos participate in the Mountain West Conference and hold their games at University Stadium. The team's last bowl appearance was in 2007 at the New Mexico Bowl, where it beat Nevada, 23-0.

About University Stadium
The stadium has a total seating capacity of 38,723. Its surface is grass. The most crowded Lobo game was on September 17, 2005, with 44,760 attending.

The game was against arch-rival New Mexico State.
University Boulevard will close down two hours prior to game kickoff, to allow fans to walk in safety to and from the stadium. Anyone planning to use University should plan to arrive two hours before the game.

Quick Facts:

  • Head coach is Bob Davie.
  • The first season for Lobo football was in 1892.
  • The last bowl appearance for the Lobos was in 2007 at the New Mexico Bowl, where they beat Nevada 23-0.
  • The school colors are now silver and crimson. In the 1890s, they were black and gold, until a UNM arts professor suggested crimson to signify the desert. Students who took picnics in the Sandias noticed the Rio Grande cut a silver swath through the landscape, so silver was added to the crimson. For a while turquoise was also part of team colors, but since the 1980s, the current colors have remained.
  • Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy are the UNM team mascots.
  • UNM got the nickname "Lobo" in 1920. After trying to find a suitable icon for their sports teams, the Spanish word for wolf was chosen. The Lobo, of course, is the leader of the pack, and known for its cunning and ability to survive in a team.


    The UNM Lobos Football 2016 Schedule

    All times are Mountain time.


    • Date: September 9
    • Opponent: South Dakota
      Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
      Time: 7 p.m.


    • Date: September 10
    • Opponent: New Mexico State Aggies
      Location: Las Cruces, NM
      Time: 6 p.m.


    • Date: September 17
    • Opponent: Rutgers
      Location: Piscataway, NJ
      Time: 10 a.m.


      • Date: October 1
      • Opponent: San Jose State
        Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
        Time: 2 p.m.


      • Date: October 7
      • Opponent: Boise State: Mountain West
        Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
        Time: 7 p.m.


      • Date: October 15
      • Opponent: Air Force: Mountain West
        Location: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
        Time: 1:30 p.m.


      • Date: October 22
      • Opponent: ULM
      • Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
      • Time: 7 p.m.


      • Date: October 29
      • Hawai'i: Mountain West
      • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
      • Time: 10 p.m.



      • Date: November 5
      • Opponent: Nevada: Mountain West
        Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
        Time: TBA


      • Date: November 12
      • Opponent: Utah State: Mountain West
        Location: Logan, Utah
        Time: TBA


      • Date: November 19
      • Opponent: Colorado State Rams: Mountain West
        Location: Fort Collins, CO
        Time: TBA


      • Date: November 28
      • Opponent: Wyoming: Mountain West
        Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque
        Time: TBA

      One of the perks of being a UNM student is free access to the games. For everyone else, there are single game seats that range from $15 to $75; find out about ticket prices and seating.

      Single game tickets can be purchased online or by calling the UNM ticket office at (505) 925-5621. Season tickets can be purchased online via UNM Ticketing Services.

      Getting to the Game

      Lobo Shuttle
      Park in Lot T at the southwest corner of University and and Lomas. A $3 round-trip ticket gets passengers to the front of the stadium. The shuttle runs two hours before kickoff. Tickets are available at Lot T on game days (cash only).

      UNM Student Shuttle
      UNM students can be picked up via shuttle from three locations: Dane Smith Hall, Redondo Village and ITS. This free service begins two hours before kickoff and returns to the three drop off locations for one hour after each game.

      UNM Courtesy Shuttle
      Four golf carts will roam the parking lots two hours before kickoff, for fans who need a lift from their cars to the stadium.

      If you decide to drive to the game, the cost per car is $5. Cars with more than four people get in free. The Stadium East lot is $10. RV parking is $40.

      If you have a UNM parking pass for one of the lots near the stadium, this charge does not apply.

      Visit the Lobo football site.