North Texas Football Fan Guide
In its centennial year - and first in Conference USA - North Texas has six home games this season. The schedule includes three home games against schools from Texas - the first time that has happened since 1994.
North Texas will open the season with a home game for the first time since 2001, when it faces Idaho on Aug. 31 at Apogee Stadium, the first meeting with the Vandals since the two teams met as Sun Belt Conference opponents in 2004.
The home slate also features Ball State (Sept. 14), Middle Tennessee (Oct. 12), Rice (Oct. 31), Texas-El Paso (Nov. 9) and Texas-San Antonio (Nov. 23). The Rice game is a Halloween night contest.
The 2013 road schedule is loaded with bowl-qualifiers from a year ago, leading off with Ohio on Sept. 7. The Mean Green travel to Georgia (Sept. 21), Tulane (Oct. 5), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 19) and Southern Miss (Oct. 26) before finishing the regular season at defending Conference USA champion Tulsa on Nov. 30.
2013 Football Season Tickets On Sale
Season tickets for the Mean Green's inaugural season in Conference USA are now on sale, and begin at just $50 for six home games. Click here to renew or purchase new tickets online, or call the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527.
Use our interactive Apogee Stadium seating chart to see ticket prices and views from every section in the stadium.
Apogee Stadium Parking
There are three parking areas available to fans on game day at Apogee Stadium: the lot on the west and north sides of the stadium (Green Lot), the lots east of Apogee and nearby Victory Hall (Red/Blue Lot), and the lot around Fouts Field (Orange and ADA Lots).
The Green, Red and Blue Lots are for Mean Green Club members with a parking pass, designated for the lot assigned to the member according the to Mean Green Priority Point System.
The Orange Lot is a cash lot open to the general public at a cost of $10 per parking spot. From this lot, fans can easily access Apogee Stadium via the Pedestrian Bridge across 35E, which empties fans at the north end of the stadium near Gate 3.
The ADA Lot, located in the southwest end of the Fouts Field lot, is available for handicapped fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle buses run from the ADA Lot to Apogee before games, return fans to the lot after the game, and are available to for those needing ADA assistance and one additional accompanying person. Prior to the game, the buses will drop fans at Apogee Stadium's Gate 2 or, for those wishing to tailgate, at the northeast Victory Hall parking lot. After the game, the service will pick up only at Gate 2 and drop off at the ADA parking lot.
Traffic Route Changes For 2013
A few changes have been made to the pre-game traffic routes to the Apogee Stadium parking lots, specifically to the Red, Orange, and ADA lots. Fans will now be able to use the exits at North Texas Boulevard; however, the North Texas Boulevard bridge over 35E will be closed to all traffic for two hours prior to the game.
For complete directions and maps to each lot, visit the interactive Apogee Stadium Parking Map.
Mean Green All-Access
MeanGreenSports.com has joined forces with the CBSSports.com College Network to create Mean Green Access.
Mean Green Access will stream more North Texas athletic events than in ever before, as well as giving Mean Green fans easy access to video content from other Conference USA schools.
The new video service is part of the C-USA Digital Network, which combines streaming audio and video content from all 12 member institutions to provide the most thorough coverage of Conference USA athletics.
Sign-up now to access live-game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 25 men's and women's sports across C-USA, with additional coverage from conference postseason events.
North Texas fans can subscribe to just Mean Green content or to the programming from the full network. Click here for more information.
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.
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.
Mean Green Football Official Website
Visit the North Texas football team's official website, www.ntmeangreenfootball.com. It features coaches' bios, photos of team facilities, and the history of program and of the players who have gone on to NFL greatness.
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.
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 March
Two hours prior to kickoff, the North Texas football team arrives at Apogee Stadium, accompanied by the band, dancers and cheerleaders. Be sure to greet the team and cheer them on as they march through the tailgating area to the stadium.
Green Brigade Pregame Extravaganza
Thirty minutes prior to kickoff, the North Texas Green Brigade band will perform on the Apogee Stadium field, leading up to the moment when the football team emerges from the lockerroom for the game.
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.