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Game Week: What You Need to Know for Friday's Football Game

Nov 26, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Senior Day for the 16th-ranked Utah Utes takes place Friday, Nov. 26, when the Colorado Buffaloes visit Salt Lake City for the 2021 regular season finale. The game between the Pac-12 South champion Utes (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12) and the Buffaloes (4-7, 3-5) is set to kick off at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast by FOX.
 
The expected 70th consecutive sellout crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium will see the Utes seeking to complete an undefeated home season for the second time in the past three seasons and just the fourth time in school history. The previous instances came in 2008 (6-0), '09 (6-0) and '19 (7-0). Utah will take on the winner of the Pac-12 North in the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas next Friday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. PT.
 
Ticket holders are encouraged to continue to download both their digital game tickets and parking passes to the wallet on their smartphone before leaving for the stadium, using the new digital ticketing and parking procedures this season. Further instructions are available at the link above, and in the sections below.
 
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.

STADIUM GATES
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.
 
TRANSIT
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.

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.
 
PARKING LOTS
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.
 
CASHLESS CONCESSIONS
To reduce touchpoints and increase efficiency with concessions sale, Rice-Eccles Stadium has implemented 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.
 
@UtahGameDay TWITTER
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.