Jaguars baseball opening weekend offers stagecoach rides, other free gifts to fans

No one will come all the way from 1876 in a stagecoach to watch the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars baseball team kick off its third season, but it may look like that on Saturday.

The stagecoach is just one of many extras fans can enjoy Friday, Saturday and Sunday, along with free T-shirts and magnets.

“Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo Advisors, we have a lot of gifts to offer our fans, in addition to three days of great college ball,” UHV Athletics Director Ashley Walyuchow said.

The action will start at 2 p.m. Friday against Northwood University in a doubleheader at historic Riverside Stadium. As part of a “businessman’s special,” fans can present a business card and get $2 off the cost of admission.

On Saturday, fans can take pictures and ride on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also enjoy tailgating with other Jaguars fans. The first 500 fans will receive free Jaguars magnet schedules. At 1 p.m., the Jaguars will face Northwood University again in doubleheader action.

On Sunday, the first 200 fans will receive free T-shirts when they buy tickets to watch the Jaguars play Southwestern University starting at 2 p.m.

For more information or to buy advanced tickets, contact UHV Athletics at 361-570-4336 or visit

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow