Trinity University Multi-Sport Stadium - Trinity Tigers
Photos by Eric Moreno, Stadium Journey
Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.14
Trinity University Multi-Sport Stadium 637 Kings Court San Antonio, TX 78212
Year Opened: 1972 Capacity: 4,000
Trinity Tigers – Trinity University Multi-Sport Stadium
Founded in 1869 in San Antonio, TX, Trinity University is a small liberal arts college that boasts a remarkably robust athletics program, especially on the gridiron. The Trinity Tigers first fielded a team in 1900, and moved into their new on-campus home, the Trinity University Multi-Sport Stadium, in 1972.
Starting in the 1990s, the Tigers went on a run of unprecedented success, winning 13 straight conference championships from 1993 through 2005, and then four more in 2007, 2011, 2019, and 2021.
In 2007 the Tigers participated in one of the most memorable plays in college football history against Millsaps College. It would be featured on countless SportsCenter clip shows and be named the top sports moment of the year by Time magazine.
In 2018, Trinity began renovations on their home stadium – this included installing a new 28x48 foot video screen, renovating the home side stands, and a new field turf playing surface. Everything was completed by 2021, and it has proven a hit with the fans. Read on to learn more about the history and traditions of Trinity University.
Food & Beverage 2
The concessions at Trinity Multi-Sport Stadium are limited to stands behind the home side. The Tiger Bites stand offers up a lot of traditional game day fare with a few interesting wrinkles – you can get hot dogs (plain or with chili and cheese), nachos (also offered up with chili, or chopped brisket), chopped brisket sandwiches, popcorn, chips, and assorted candies.
In terms of beverages, there are bottled water, sports drinks, and soda options. No alcohol is allowed on campus at Trinity, and thus there is none sold or allowed during Tigers games, so bear that in mind when attending.
I was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere at Trinity Stadium. While it is smaller than many high school stadiums in Texas, it is not without its appeal. Set amid the beautiful red-brick buildings of the Trinity University campus, the stadium stands out among the other sports facilities on-site.
Revelers park in lawn chairs and under tents among the shade trees that grow out in front of the stadium; this seems to be Trinity’s version of tailgating. There is also a tent near the front entrance that sells Trinity merchandise. While it isn’t very big, it has pretty much everything fans could want for the game.
The still relatively new video board is quite impressive and puts the stadium on another level compared to other Division III teams. It is a sight to see and takes the stadium up a notch from being just charming to a place football fans will want to visit.
My one piece of advice would be to take in a game later in the season; this is mainly due to the weather. The early part of the season takes place in what are still some of the hottest days of the year on the South Texas calendar. If you come during the end of August or any time in September, more than likely it will be for a day game and it will be HOT.
Trinity University is located in one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in San Antonio, Monte Vista. Among the old homes and rolling hills, the setting is akin to those found in many small college towns.
The campus and the stadium are also a short drive from San Antonio’s vibrant downtown – this area puts you at the literal and metaphorical center of the city, home to the Alamo, HemisFair Park, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, and so much more. Some of the city’s finest hotels and most celebrated restaurants are located here. Hotels and restaurants of all budgets can be found; the only limit is your budget. Simply put, this area is where you want to go when you visit the Alamo City.
Trinity Multi-Sport Stadium is also located near the Alamodome, home of the UTSA Roadrunners, and Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, home of the UIW Cardinals. Since all their seasons overlap, there is a good chance you can double up on games when you see the Trinity Tigers.
This is purely anecdotal, but the crowd I experienced last time I was there was good. The home side stands are filled with the Tiger faithful; they come dressed in Trinity gear and are loud the entire game. The best part, which leans into the small-school atmosphere, is that every time the Tigers score a touchdown, the fans fire off confetti poppers. This was pretty fun for me but is fun for the younger fans in the crowd.
Located five minutes from downtown San Antonio and right off Interstate 37, Trinity University Multi-Sport Stadium is easy to find amidst the gorgeous buildings of the campus. It is a short nine-minute drive from San Antonio International Airport. Once on campus, parking is free in unmarked spots and the parking garage near the stadium.
If you choose not to drive or use a rideshare service, San Antonio’s public transportation system, VIA Metropolitan Transit, offers bus rides to the campus from places all across the city.
Return on Investment 4
This section is where the Trinity Tigers will give you your bang for your buck. Not only is parking free on Trinity’s campus but there is no cost for admission as well. So, for a team that has traditionally been one of the best in all of Division III football, you’re getting an incredible bargain.
The savings are passed on again at the concession stands, as the cost for the items is more akin to what you would find at a high school stadium rather than a college one. Whether you’re going to the game solo or as a family, your wallet will thank you in the end.
Like most of the college football world, the Trinity Tigers rely on some of the same tropes, traditions, and fanfare for their games. However, unlike in years past when I have gone to games, the latest version of the Tigers appears to be taking the field without a mascot or band. They do have cheerleaders patrolling the sidelines, and the Trinity Prowlers Dance Team entertains the crowd during halftimes. Other than that, there is not much else in the way of extras for fans.
I have always enjoyed my visits to Trinity. They are the oldest collegiate football team in San Antonio and they have a great tradition of winning – that culture permeates everything the Tigers do. Until now I hadn’t been back to Trinity Multi-Sport Stadium since the renovations, and I can tell the difference.
While I wouldn’t mark this down as a bucket list stop, I think if you’re in town during the season, for the price you pay you’d be hard-pressed to find a better time than taking in a Trinity Tigers game.
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