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Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium Beginning To Go Vertical

Oct 23, 2020

Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium

In just over two weeks the Utah football team will kick off its 2020 season, and fans watching on TV will see a close-up view of the rapid progress being made on construction of the Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The project is on schedule to be completed in the summer of 2021, and will enclose the south end of the stadium to connect the east and west concourses. The Ken Garff Performance Zone will add exciting premium seating options and increase the stadium's capacity to more than 51,000 when the 2021 season begins.
Construction has progressed significantly since demolition of the south end zone stands and the Spence Clark Football Center was completed in September. After months of work being done at ground level to prepare the site and establish the foundation, the building is beginning to rise vertically now with the beginning of steel installation earlier this month. Two cranes are presently on site to facilitate the steel work, and the first concrete deck has been poured.
The Ken Garff Performance Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium will provide new home and visiting team locker rooms, a field-level club, officials' locker room and numerous other spaces to support game operations. The field-level club will be complemented by premium seating options including suites, loge boxes, ledge seating, club seats, a rooftop terrace and bench seating, in addition to the premium club.
Ledge and club seats are presently on sale. The Sales Team is currently reaching out to Crimson Club members at Level 4 and up to invite them to learn about the project and the variety of premium seating opportunities. Seventy-percent of ledge seats have been purchased and 50% of newly-on-sale club seats are sold.
The Ken Garff Performance Zone Preview Center is open by appointment, and protocols are in place to keep visitors and staff safe, including a mask requirement and symptom and temperature checks upon arrival.
Sales are presently being conducted according to Crimson Club level, but any individual or company interested in the various seating options is encouraged to schedule a private tour today to get a personalized look at the project. To book an appointment to tour the Preview Center please visit the online booking portal at, or call Austin McCormick at (801) 213-1192.
Utah will open its seven-game 2020 season at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Arizona Wildcats visit Salt Lake City. Additional home games are scheduled for Nov. 21 vs. USC and Dec. 5 vs. Oregon State. Each team's seventh game will either be the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 18, or a to-be-determined matchup with another conference foe, either home or away, on Saturday, Dec. 19. While games are able to be played while construction continues, alternative arrangements are being made for locker rooms and other game-related services previous housed in the Spence Clark Football Center. For health and safety reasons, all Pac-12 football games in 2020 will be played without fans in attendance.
The Ken Garff Performance Zone is named in honor of a record $17.5 gift by the Garff family, announced in April 2019. An official groundbreaking ceremony took place Nov. 30, 2019, before the Utes' final home game of the season, against Colorado.
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