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Pre-Tech game traffic plan

  • Charles Austin Drive will be one-way from Hopkins to Aquarena Springs Drive.
  • Thorpe Lane will be converted to one-way from Aquarena Springs Drive (Loop 82) to Hopkins (State Highway 80) as needed.
  • Southbound exit 206 at Aquarena Springs (Loop 82) is projected to be closed during day on Sept. 8 based on traffic conditions, with southbound game traffic directed from I-35 at exit 207 (River Ridge).
  • Mill Street, Eastwood and West Street will be closed at Aquarena Springs Drive for traffic safety.


San Marcos is gearing up for Game Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Texas State University faces Texas Tech for the home game opener at the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium.

Texas State University, the City of San Marcos, the Convention & Visitor Bureau and other community partners are preparing for heavy traffic as 30,000 football fans converge in San Marcos for the game.

Personnel from the San Marcos Police, Fire Department, Fire Marshal’s office, and Public Services/ Transportation Department are working with Texas State University to prepare for public safety, parking, transportation and traffic flow.

The Convention & Visitor Bureau, in partnership with Texas State University’s Community Relations Division, is distributing fliers in English and Spanish to neighborhoods, businesses and apartments along Thorpe Lane and Aquarena Springs Drive this week to prepare residents for the game.

Home games

Bobcat home games this season include:

  • Sept 8: vs. Texas Tech
  • Sept. 22: vs. Stephen F. Austin
  • Sept. 29:  vs. Nevada
  • Oct. 13:  vs. Idaho
  • Nov. 10: vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Dec. 1: vs. New Mexico State

Game Day information is posted at . Fans looking to attend a Texas State football game can order and print tickets online at or call 512.245.2272.

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2 thoughts on “Thorpe, Charles Austin to run one-way for Tech game

  1. Still some decent tickets left for the game. It’s going to be awesome. Not everyone can walk to a Division 1 football game, to see the home team take on a Big 12 program.

    Definitely one of the cool things about living in San Marcos.

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