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Game Week: What You Need to Know for Saturday’s Football Game

SALT LAKE CITY– The 13th Utah Utes (7-2; 5-1 Pac-12) will celebrate their senior class at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night when the Stanford Cardinal (3-6, 1-6) visits Salt Lake City for the home finals 2022. Fans should be at the stadium early and take their seats in time for the special pre-game recognition of the seniors before the 8pm kick-off.

Game highlights for fans include:

  • seniors night – The Seniors of the Utes 2022 and their families will be honored in a special pre-game ceremony on the field. Be in your seats early to celebrate our seniors!
  • Military Appreciation Game – In commemoration of Veterans Day, Utah Athletics will salute military personnel. On-field recognition includes the University of Utah Student Veteran of the Year
  • Don Reddish Prize – University of Utah Director of Skiing Fredrik Landstedt, whose team has won the last three national championships conferred by the NCAA, is honored at halftime as the winner of the 2021-22 Don Reddish Award. It is awarded annually to the Utes’ top-performing coach in an Olympic sport.
  • East Eats food trucks – The food options have returned to the east lane! Food Truck Alley, now known as “East Eats,” is back by popular demand. This additional concession offering brings the best of local food truck fare to fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Check out ‘East Eats’ in the alley behind the East stalls and see a full map of concessions and guest services here.

The 76th consecutive sellout crowd for Utah Football is expected at Rice-Eccles Stadium as Utah embark on a streak of 13 straight home wins.

Below is a complete overview with information and links to help you with all aspects of preparing for your matchday experience. Arrive early to avoid crowds at the gates and enjoy the pre-game celebrations, including a performance by the University of Utah’s marching band, the Pride of Utah, before the team races onto the field.

Ticket holders are encouraged to download both their digital game tickets and parking passes to their smartphone wallet before heading to the stadium and to arrive early. This leaves enough time to enter the stadium comfortably. See the link above and the sections below for more instructions.

Single-game tickets for Utah Football home games can be purchased here. A limited number of reserved tickets are available for purchase for this Saturday’s home final.

MATCHDAY FAN INFORMATION
To help fans prepare for game day and enjoy the best possible experience at our home track events, Utah Athletics has created a game day information page that provides links to information about tickets, parking, stadium entry, stadium policies, discount options and expectations the behavior of the fans contains. It can be found here.



DIGITAL TICKETS AND PARKING
Tickets and parking spaces will be scanned on the day of the match using the ticket holder’s mobile device. They can also be transmitted to others via email or SMS.

  • To ensure a successful digital ticketing experience, fans are encouraged to download their tickets and parking passes to their smartphone (iPhone and Android) wallet to present upon arrival at the car park and stadium gates to complete the entry process accelerate.
  • Step-by-step instructions for the process have been emailed to season ticket holders and can be accessed online by logging into a season ticket holder’s account and selecting “Manage Tickets” from the pull-down menu under Tickets.
  • It is also recommended that fans arrive early to allow additional time for the admissions process.

STADIUM GOALS

On Saturday, the stadium gates open two hours before kick-off at 6 p.m. To expedite entry into Rice Eccles Stadium, fans are encouraged to do so arrive early and review the most efficient route from their parking lot or Trax station and determine the most convenient stadium gate for entry.

  • Fans park on campus north of the stadium You may find quickest access through Honda Gate G on the northeast corner of the stadium, on South Campus Drive, or proceed to Gates H, J, or K.
  • Fans come from all seats east of the stadium It is recommended to head towards 500 South and continue west to the large entrance at Gate L on the southeast corner of the stadium. This entrance is equipped with the largest number of staff and ticket readers to handle heavy traffic. Look at the gate on 500 South!
  • Those who park in the west lot but have seats on the east side or in the south end zonewould also likely find faster access through Gate L at 500 South.
  • Students are encouraged to enter Rice Eccles Stadium through Gate L for the fastest access to the MUST section.
  • For those arriving via TRAXPlease note that there are three gates on the west side of the stadium: Gates F, D and the Boiler Stairs.
  • All main stadium gates also have a no-bag line for express entry. View a gate map here.

STADIUM POLICIES

  • CLEAR BAG GUIDELINES AND NO BAG EXPRESS TRACKS
    Rice-Eccles Stadium will continue to operate a clear-bag policy and will offer no-bag lanes at all main gates to expedite entry for those not bringing a bag into the stadium. Only clear bags up to 12″x18″ in size are allowed in the stadium. No bags, purses or duffel bags may be brought into the stadium.
  • WATER BOTTLES
    One factory-sealed bottle of water per person (1 liter or less) is permitted in the stadium. Bottled water must not be frozen. To be sustainable, empty personal water bottles (1 liter or less) are allowed. Glass water bottles are not permitted. Bottle filling stations are located in the concourses of Rice Eccles Stadium.
  • CASHLESS CONCESSIONS
    To reduce touchpoints and increase efficiency with concession sales, Rice-Eccles Stadium has introduced cashless transactions at all concession stands. All sales are processed using either credit cards or the mobile payment apps Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

For a full list of stadium policies and things to know before you leave, see the A-Z Fan Guide.

CONCESSIONS

Rice-Eccles Stadium offers a variety of concession options spread throughout the stadium concourse. By popular demand, the food truck lane on the east side of the stadium is back! Check out East Eats this week. A full concession map and other stadium services can be found here.

FANUP SPORTING PROMISE
The safety of student athletes and spectators is a top priority at all Utah Athletics home events. We ask all fans to be welcoming, respectful and responsible at our events and to give our teams a home field advantage that also shows class and sportsmanship over visiting teams. That
The FanUP initiative was created to define expected fan behavior at our home venues and focuses on:

  • Supporting our Utes and greeting the visiting teams and their fans
  • Promote a family-friendly experience
  • Enjoy the game responsibly
  • Cheer loudly and be Ute Proud!
  • Report issues with fan behavior by texting “FANUP” to 69050

Profanity, public intoxication, rude and disrespectful behavior, racist and derogatory comments, or verbal attacks on individuals or groups will not be tolerated. Anyone engaging in unlawful, unsafe, or inappropriate behavior will be removed from the premises, and we encourage all fans to help us identify and report such behavior. Please read President Taylor Randall and Athletics Director Mark Harlan’s FanUp letter to fans.

To learn more about FanUP, please visit: fanup.utah.edu.

PARKING
Car parks open five hours before kick-off, with the exception of Signature and Tailgate car parks which open at 6am. You can find a parking map here (PDF). Tailgating is only permitted on designated lots. Alcohol, RVs, trailers and tailgating are not allowed in lots 15, 18 or 19.

SPIN Scooters are also available on campus. You can find a map here.

TRANSIT
In addition, travel on UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains is free for ticket holders upon presentation of a valid match ticket, including the new post-match bus service from the stadium to TRAX’s Court House station. Visit UTA.com for more information.


We look forward to a great match day and recommend that you inform yourself in advance!


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