Game Week: What You Need to Know for Saturday’s Football Game
SALT LAKE CITY – Back home at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the first time in three weeks, the Utes (3-2, 2-0 Pac-12) will host 18th-ranked Arizona State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) in an 8 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. Saturday's game is the annual Ute Proud game, celebrating the University's long-standing partnership with the Ute Tribe. Among other tributes and recognitions, the Ute Tribe will perform on the field at halftime.
Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early and be in their seats well before kickoff to create the electric atmosphere that opponents have come to fear, bringing the deafening noise from pregame through the final play.
To encourage more early entrance into the stadium, all stadium-managed concessions stands are offering 30 percent off all concessions sales in the first hour after the stadium gates open, from 6-7 p.m. To see locations and menus to plan your order before getting in line, please click here.
Ticket holders have embraced and managed the new digital ticketing and parking procedures this season, and are encouraged to continue to download both passes to the wallet on their smartphone before leaving for the stadium.
To speed entry into the stadium, the new entrance at Gate L on the southeast corner, off 500 South, is equipped with the largest number of ticket scanners to handle a high volume of traffic. All who park in campus lots—especially east and just northeast of the stadium—would benefit from traveling by foot to 500 South, walking west on the sidewalk and approaching Gate L from the southeast. All who park in the west lot, but sit in either the east or south stands, also would benefit from entering through Gate L. A parking map with walking routes identified can be found here. Gates open two hours before kickoff.
In addition, rides on UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains are free for ticketholders by displaying a valid game ticket, including the new postgame bus service from the stadium to the Court House TRAX station. For more information please visit UTA.com.
GAMEDAY FAN INFORMATION
To help inform fans and provide the best experience possible, Utah Athletics has launched a Gameday Information page that covers the most important topics related to fans' experience attending Utah Football games. The page includes links to informational videos and other resources, including Utah Tickets and the Rice-Eccles Stadium website. It can be found here.
In accordance with state law, the University is not requiring attendees of University events to wear masks, or to prove vaccination status. However, consistent with the University's messaging, Utah Athletics is strongly encouraging fans to wear masks when attending games, in the interests of health and safety.
DIGITAL TICKETS AND PARKING
Tickets and parking will be scanned on game day using the ticket holder's mobile device. They also may be transferred to others via email. To ensure a successful experience with the new digital ticketing system, fans are encouraged to have their tickets and parking passes downloaded to their wallet on either iPhone or Android devices, and ready to present upon arrival at the parking lot and stadium gates to expedite the entry process. Step-by-step instructions for the process have been delivered to season ticket holders via email and may be accessed online by logging in to a season ticket holder's account and selecting "Manage Tickets" from the pull-down menu, under Tickets.
It is also recommended that fans plan to arrive early to allow extra time for the entry process. Those who are not equipped to utilize digital ticketing are encouraged to contact their ticket office representative at 801-581-8849 to learn about alternative solutions.
New in 2021, parking lots open five hours before kickoff, with the exception of the Signature and tailgate lots, which open at 6 a.m. A parking map can be found here.
To reduce touchpoints and increase efficiency with concessions sale, Rice-Eccles Stadium will introduce cashless concessions transactions at all stadium-operated concessions stands. All sales will be completed using either credit cards or mobile payment apps. Third-party vendors operating points-of-sale may allow cash transactions.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Rice-Eccles Stadium will continue to utilize a clear-bag policy, and the stadium will introduce no-bag lines at all major gates to help expedite entry for those not bringing a bag into the stadium. Only clear bags, up to 12"x18", will be allowed inside the stadium. No bags, purses or duffels may be brought into the stadium.
The Utah Athletics department has created a designated Twitter account to disseminate real-time information to fans attending games, and to receive instant feedback to help solve issues, answer questions and improve fans' game-day experience. Please follow @UtahGameDay.