North Texas Football Fan Guide
In its centennial season - and first in Conference USA - North Texas has six home games this year, including three home games against schools from Texas - the first time that has happened since 1994.
North Texas will also open the season with a home game for the first time since 2001, on Aug. 31 at Apogee Stadium against Idaho, the first meeting with the Vandals since the two teams met as Sun Belt Conference opponents in 2004.
The home schedule also features dates with Ball State (Sept. 14), Middle Tennessee (Oct. 12), Rice (Oct. 31), UTEP (Nov. 9) and UTSA (Nov. 23).
The 2013 road schedule is loaded with bowl-qualifiers from a year ago, leading off with Ohio on Sept. 7. The Mean Green also travel to Georgia (Sept. 21), Tulane (Oct. 5), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 19), Southern Miss (Oct. 26) and defending C-USA champion Tulsa to finish the regular season on Nov. 30.
2013 Football Season Tickets On Sale
North Texas joins Conference USA this year, and fans can now renew football season tickets for the inaugural campaign in C-USA.
Click here to renew online, or call the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.
North Texas All-Century Football Team
This season, North Texas football celebrates its 100th anniversary. As part of the centennial festivites, Mean Green fans were asked to select the North Texas All-Century Football Team.
To fill the 28 roster spots, more than 120 players and coaches were named as finalists – a list that was compiled with the help of Mean Green letterwinners and Hall of Fame members. Fans then voted on the team, submitting more than 11,000 votes. A final selection committee, made up of long-time Mean Green football observers, media, and members of the athletic department, then met to determine the final roster.
The North Texas All-Century Football Team was unveiled at the Green-White spring football game on April 13. Click here to view the video announcing the team. Click here to view the North Texas All-Century Football Team roster. And, coming this summer, will be a very special North Texas All-Century Football Team Commemorative Book, which will be for sale online and at North Texas home games.
All-Century Team Commemorative Poster And Book
To commemorate the All-Century Football Team, North Texas has prepared a poster and a very special 50-page book.
Everyone who purchases season tickets will receive the poster depicting the North Texas All-Century Football Team. The poster is 36 x 12 inches and has a photo and the name of all the members of the All-Century Team, which was announced at the Green-White spring football game on April 13. The poster is also available for purchase at the North Texas Team Store located at Apogee Stadium, next to Gate 2.
The commemorative book, which contains photos from throughout the program's history and a bio of every member of the All-Century Team, will be available in August. The book will be sold at the North Texas Team Store and will also be available for order online.
Apogee Stadium Seating Chart
Use our interactive Apogee Stadium seating chart to see season-ticket prices and the view from every section in the stadium.
Apogee Stadium Parking
Mean Green Club members use the green, blue or red parking lots (lot assignments are based on the Mean Green Priority Point System). Driving directions are provided on the back of each pass.
Cash parking is available at the Fouts Field parking lot off of North Texas Boulevard. These spots cost $10. To access this lot, exit 35E at McCormick Street (the North Texas Boulevard exits on 35E will be closed), take the access road to North Texas Boulevard, then turn north onto North Texas Boulevard.
Handicap parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis throughout campus. Handicapped pickup service is available at Fouts Field for those needing ADA assistance and one additional accompanying person. Starting two and a half hours prior to kickoff, the service will drop fans at Apogee Stadium's Gate 2 and in the northeast Victory Hall parking lot. During the game, the service will drop off and pick up at Apogee Stadium's Gate 2 and Fouts Field.
For a detailed map of all Apogee Stadium parking and the routes into each lot, click here for our interactive Apogee Stadium Parking Map.
Mean Green Football Official Website
The North Texas Athletic Department has launched a new website dedicated to the Mean Green football program, www.ntmeangreenfootball.com. While the site features a pair of videos (on the site’s home page and the Game Day page) produced for the athletic department, its focus is on four main topics: the coaches, the facilities, the championships, and the program’s NFL connections, and each of those has its own page.
Mean Green Club
The Mean Green Club raises funds for North Texas athletic scholarships. As tuition costs continue to rise, the need for increasing membership rises as well. Donations to the Mean Green Club help support nearly 350 North Texas student-athletes each year, and provide them with the best collegiate experience possible. As we continue to progress as a department, growth in the Mean Green Club is vital.
Members receive exclusive access to North Texas Athletics and year-long benefits such as invitations to member-only events, the best parking and seating available, and so much more. Mean Green Club membership and season-ticket purchases also increase your Priority Points, which are awarded for donations, consecutive-season ticket purchases and longevity of membership within the Mean Green Club. Click here for information on becoming a member.
Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club
North Texas fans, get started early in support of your Mean Green! The Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club is perfect for young fans to experience special opportunities and join all the excitement of North Texas athletics! Children 15 years of age or younger can join the Beth Marie's Junior Mean Green Club. Annual membership is only $20 per child. Click here for details on how to sign up your child.
Mean Green Radio Network
The Mean Green Radio Network broadcasts North Texas football and basketball games on KHYI 95.3 FM The Range and KNTU-FM 88.1. The MGRN broadcast team is led by North Texas alumnus and top-rated sports talk show host George Dunham of 1310-AM, KTCK - The Ticket and Hank Dickenson, the Mean Green's Deputy Athletic Director. Click here to listen live.
Keep up with all Mean Green sports through the official website of North Texas Athletics, MeanGreenSports.com.
Mean Green On Twitter And Facebook
Twitter and Facebook are great sources of up-to-the-minute news and results of North Texas athletics. A steady stream of scores and notes are posted on Twitter @meangreensports. Click here for a list of all the Mean Green Twitter and Facebook pages.
Friday Night On The Hill
Mean Green Friday night pep rallies are held on The Hill just east of Apogee Stadium. Fans are encouraged to come out early and save their spot for tailgating for the game the following day.
The night will be filled with live bands, DJs, competitions, free food, give-a-ways and apperances by athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, dancers, America's best marching band the Green Brigade, and Scrappy the Mean Green mascot. The schedule of bands is posted here. These events are open to the public.
Tailgating is as much a tradition at Mean Green football games as any other university, and North Texas took tailgating into account when it constructed Apogee Stadium, setting aside an area just outside the stadium for students, fans and alumni to gather before games. It's called The Hill, a gentle rise dotted with trees lying just outside the east entrance to the stadium and north of the Victory Hall parking lot.
Tailgating takes place on the Hill, in all parking lots adjacent to Apogee Stadium, in the Fouts Field lot, and on the main campus before every home game.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and tailgate prior to the game. Campus parking lots open at 8 a.m., and tailgating items may dropped off near Apogee Stadium at the former Radisson Hotel parking lot adjacent to The Hill. Entry will be from the I-35 South Access Road. This location will close approximately four hours prior to kick off and will reopen one hour after the end of the game.
Tailgating activity that takes up vacant parking spaces or interferes with traffic flow within a parking lot is prohibited. Saving spaces for other vehicles is also prohibited.
Tents, tarps or canopies are not permitted if they impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into additional parking spaces. In order to protect parking lot surfaces, tents, awnings, and similar items that require ground stakes are prohibited. Violators of this policy will be asked by University Event Staff to dismantle the tent, tarp, or canopy. Stakes used in the green space area may not be longer than 12 inches or wider than half an inch in order to not interfere with underground utilities. Weights or sandbags are encouraged.
Mean Green Spirit And Traditions
The spirit of the Mean Green is prevalent throughout the University of North Texas but never more so than during Mean Green sports events. Participate and enjoy these Mean Green game-day rituals.