UTEP fans across the borderland are invited to celebrate the new school year and Miner Football season during Minerpalooza 2013 that is scheduled for Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
This year, the annual event will take place at a new location due to construction of the new Centennial Plaza.
The traditional pep rally will feature the UTEP Marching Band; the Golddiggers dance team, UTEP Cheerleaders and Paydirt Pete. New UTEP Football Head Coach Sean Kugler will help kick off the new season, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Sun Bowl versus the University of New Mexico Lobos.
Other Minerpalooza attractions include live entertainment on two stages, inflatable obstacle courses, a Kids Zone, a beverage garden, Pete's Pavilion, food vendors and game booths sponsored by campus student organizations.
Friday also marks the University's official re-launch of Orange Fridays. Everyone in El Paso, not just the
UTEP community, is asked to show their University pride every Friday by sporting UTEP Orange. Individuals who participate in Orange Fridays will receive special incentives and discounts from the UTEP Bookstore and food service venues.