Whereas Longhorn soccer followers might expertise Texas vs. Alabama at Darrell Ok. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium final season, this yr boasts the difficulty of getting to journey to Tuscaloosa for the enduring matchup. However United Airways already has that taken care of.
United introduced this previous Friday that they are going to be including over 127 new nonstop flights to greater than 15 cities nationwide with the intention to give followers a chance to expertise school soccer all season lengthy, close to or far.
The airline might be offering flights throughout the nation for 30 soccer video games amongst completely different conferences, together with direct journey from Austin to Birmingham — about an hour drive from Tuscaloosa — previous to Texas’ matchup towards Alabama on Sept. 9.
After 50,000 followers flew by way of United final yr to succeed in their favourite school cities for sport day, the airline stated they are going to be utilizing bigger aircrafts for these flights to assist everybody get to their vacation spot on time. Final yr’s sport towards Alabama introduced in a whopping 105, 213 attendees, and United hopes to encourage the return of those followers regardless of the gap.
“We’re dedicated to offering a best-in-class journey expertise for our clients, whether or not they’re touring across the globe or flying to see their favourite school soccer staff play,” stated Patrick Quayle, senior vice chairman of World Community Planning and Alliances. “We’re happy to ship a schedule this season that makes it simple for followers to return collectively and help their groups on the highway.”
United additionally introduced their collaboration with College of Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams for advertising and marketing the schedule as a part of an NIL deal. The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner stated he’s keen to help followers in spreading the vitality of faculty soccer, it doesn’t matter what staff they symbolize.
“There’s nothing just like the vitality you get from seeing the followers within the stands and listening to them cheer you on throughout an enormous rivalry sport, whether or not that’s at residence or on the highway,” Williams stated. “I’m excited to collaborate with United Airways to assist unfold the information of those particular school soccer flights so followers from everywhere in the nation can expertise that vitality firsthand.”
A full schedule of the video games that may have accommodating direct flights may be discovered at united.com, together with tickets which are on sale now.