Bowl Update: Events, Bag Policy, Parking, Merchandise

Dec. 20, 2016

DENTON - With the Mean Green's game in the Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas Bowl just a week away, here is an update on tickets, getting to the game, bag policy, pre-game events and merchandise.

The Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas Bowl will pit North Texas against Army on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. This is the Mean Green's second trip to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.


Tickets are still on sale through the North Texas Ticket Office. The Ticket Office will be open this week, Dec. 19-23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be closed Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets can be purchased:

  • Online.
  • In person at the Ticket Office next to Gate 2 at Apogee Stadium.
  • By phone at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.

Will-call ticket pickup will be available at the Ticket Office at Apogee Stadium, at Mean Green men's and women's basketball games, and in the lobby of the team hotel in the days leading up to the game. Tickets will also be available for pickup on gameday at the Cotton Bowl, Gate E, beginning at 9 a.m.

Getting To The Game

The game will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park area of Dallas.

Fans can ride the Denton County Transit Authority's and Dallas Area Rapid Transit's light rail to and from Fair Park for the game. For schedules, click here.

For those driving to the game, parking lots will open at 7 a.m. Parking is $20 for cars at the cash lots around the stadium. Only cash will be accepted on gameday.

RV parking passes are $50 and can be purchased upon arrival with cash only. RV parking will open at noon on Dec. 26, and can be accessed at Gate 8. For more information regarding RV parking, call (214) 389-4300.



Click here for a map of Fair Park.

Bag Policy

The Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas Bowl and the Cotton Bowl will have the following policy in effect for fans entering the stadium. The only bags allowed are:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC not exceeding 14 inches by 14 inches;
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags;
  • Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap. approximately the size of a hand.

Backpacks, diaper bags and other similar bags are not allowed.


North Texas has scheduled two pre-game events:

  • The Party to Beat Army Alumni Pre-Game Mixer
    Monday, December 26, 6-9 p.m.
    Dot's Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard
    2645 Commerce Street, Dallas
    Admission is free
    Co-hosted by the UNT Alumni Association and the Mean Green Club. Coach Littrell and UNT President Neal Smatresk are expected to speak.
    *Disclaimer: Guests under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. No one under 21 will be allowed access after 9 p.m.

  • Mean Green Tailgate
    Tuesday, December 27, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    Embarcadero Building, Fair Park, Dallas
    Admission is free
    There will be free coffee, bottled water, hot chocolate, Krispy Kreme donuts and breakfast tacos. Sodas, beer, and green mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase.
    Co-hosted by the UNT Alumni Association, the Mean Green Club and UNT's Division of Student Affairs. Live performance from Raised Right Men. Younger fans can play on inflatables and have their faces painted.
    Fans are recommended to park in Lot 2A and 2B, in the northwest corner of Fair Park. Click here for a printable Fair Park parking map.


Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas Bowl gear is on sale at Barnes & Noble stores on campus and at Voertman's Bookstore:

  • Barnes & Noble bookstore on the first floor of the Univesity Union.
  • The Mean Green Store at Apogee Stadium.
  • Barnes & Noble souvenir stands at the Super Pit during North Texas men's and women's basketball games.
  • Voertman's Bookstore at 1314 W. Hickory Street, across from the UNT campus (merchandise expected to arrive Dec. 9 or Dec. 12).

Gear is also available online:

  • Shop
  • Barnes & Noble online
  • Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl online
  • Voertman's online

For more information, visit

North Texas Mean Green