When it comes to attending major sporting events there are certain unwritten rules that one should follow.  Take it from the Iceman, I have been to 47 states and attended quite a few NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and college games in numerous parts of the country.  Here are my top 5 tips to follow when attending an El Paso Chihuahuas game that will surely lead to an enjoyable experience.








  • 1

    Arrive early

    To truly enjoy the experience of attending a sporting event it is imperative to arrive early and explore the stadium, the concession stands, and potential souvenir shops to visit.  Not all Chihuahuas games will start at the same time so it is important to know the starting time of your game and allow plenty of time for a truly relaxed and unique experience.  I have been to US Cellular Field and Wrigley Field in Chicago countless times, but I still arrive early to ensure plenty of time to fully enjoy myself without feeling rushed.

  • 2

    Know where all available parking is

    Let's face it, finding a good parking space is key to enjoying any sporting event.  The rule of thumb is you can pay less and walk a mile to the stadium or pay more and walk a few blocks.  My personal preference is to pay more and walk less.  It is vitally important to have a plan B if your original parking option is full.  I used to attend Bulls games in the 90's when they were winning championships and we would always pay $20 to park and walk two blocks to the stadium.  We would also pay the extra money for an easy out meaning no cars were blocking us from leaving early.

  • 3

    Know your surroundings

    It is important to know where the stadium is located and the area as well.  Some stadiums aren't exactly located in the best neighborhoods so you don't want to be strolling around before or after the game.  However, Southwest University Park is located in a great area and once you arrive early for a game you can go to a bar or restaurant for a pregame nosh.

  • 4

    Bring cash

    Living in the digital era allows people to go places with just their debit cards today.  I highly recommend that you bring some cash to the stadium for numerous reasons.  For starters parking lots don't always accept debit or credit cards, there may be certain vendors in the stadium that only accepts cash, and sometimes people are selling souvenirs outside of the ballpark and they only accept cash as well.

  • 5

    Purchase tickets in advance

    Twenty years ago if you attended a sporting event and didn't have tickets you would have to take a shot in the dark and try to buy tickets at the stadium.  With the internet there is no reason to take that route anymore.  To assure ticket availability and seating preferences it is important to go on line and purchase your tickets ahead of time.  There is no worst feeling than getting to a stadium only to find out that they are sold out or almost sold out and you get the worst seats left in the house.  Chihuahuas games are the hottest ticket in town right now and the stadium only holds around 10,000 so I would recommend buying tickets on line.