TIPS FOR TRAVELING KATY TIGERS: What to Know Before San Antonio on Saturday


This weekend, the Katy Tigers (#6) will continue their #Grindfor9 playoff run in the Class 6A, Division 1 state semi-final. They will play the Lake Travis Cavaliers (#23) in San Antonio on Saturday. Here's what you need to know if you plan on going to the game...

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS - Katy, Texas

December 13, 2017

Ashley Lancaster Opening photo by Rams Reyna

Alamo STADIUM, not Alamo Dome, and sit on the VISITOR SIDE.

Yeah, we made that mistake at first, too. Unless you want to watch some very successful UTSA Roadrunners graduate, head to 110 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio, TX 78212 for the game that starts at 3 p.m. Per our POC, Katy will be the visiting team on the East side of the stadium.

Link to directions via I10 W here.

Ticket Sales

Tickets to the game will be sold until 12:30 TODAY at the annex and field house at Katy High School. Prices are $10 adult, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the game, but will be $15 per person.

It's going to be COLD and RAINY.

Alamo Stadium is an open-air facility, and the weather forecast for Saturday shows overcast skies, rain, with a high of 52 degrees. So bundle up and bring a poncho, hand warmers, rain boots and plenty of weather-proof gear. Umbrellas are not ideal for visibility purposes, and you might end up pouring water on the person behind you. In the event of a downpour, those with umbrellas can relocate to the end zones to watch the game, although chances are everyone will be soaked anyway.

Get rain gear at these stores:

- Academy Sports & Outdoors

- Dick's Sporting Goods

- Bass Pro Shops

- Wal Mart

The Katy Train is Coming

For the most dedicated Katy fans, there will be a caravan of cars decked out in their red and white leaving from Katy at around 8:30 a.m. They will first gather at the school around 8 a.m. to see the team off before hitting the road. It's tradition for members of the Katy Train to stop at the Buc-ee's in Luling, Texas, and sit in the same section at the stadium.

How to Deck Out Your Car:

- Window Paint can be purchased at Wal Mart in almost any color. Write your favorite players number and any "Go Katy" message you want!

- Window flags and car magnets. If you don't have them for this game, never fear. They are always on sale at the spirit tables when you purchase your tickets. (Hint, red streamers or scarves work perfect too!)

- Go the whole hog with CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Yes. The truly dedicated Tiger fans wrap their cars in red and white Christmas lights for all to see. How they do it is anybody's guess, but if you'd like to catch them and ask for tips, they'd love to show you.

Keep Up with the Game Remotely

For Tiger fans who can't make the game, keep up by following:

- Katy Magazine on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

- Katy Football (Twitter)

- Katy ISD Athletics (Twitter)

- Watch it on TexanLive

Some Fun Things to Do in San Antonio

If you're going to travel 2,5 hours to watch the game, you may as well grab a bite before or after while your in town. Here's a few fun things to do in the downtown San Antonio area, including places to stay.

A Christmas Stroll at the Alamo

You simply cannot visit San Antonio without stopping to walk through the 18th century Spanish Mission and fortress that was the site of the Battle of the Alamo, where the Texian army defeated the Santa Anna and his army on March 6, 1836 during the Texas Revolution. The Alamo Gardens have been lit with holiday cheer for families to enjoy.

Dinner on the Riverwalk

From Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville to fall-off-the-bone barbecue joints, the San Antonio Riverwalk is famous for great food and music. Dine underneath thousands of glittering Christmas lights.

Places to Stay Check out a list of hotels to stay close to Alamo Stadium if you're making a weekend out of it.

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