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Game Week: What You Need to Know for Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Game

Dec 1, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – All eyes will be on Las Vegas on Friday evening when the Utah Utes face defending Pac-12 champion Oregon in the 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game. The North Division champion Ducks (10-2; 7-2 Pac-12) are ranked 10th this week in both the Associated Press and College Football Playoff polls, while the South Division champion Utes (9-3; 8-1) are ranked 14th in the AP poll and 17th by the CFP committee.
The title game will take place in Las Vegas for the first time, and is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders. Watch on ABC and listen on the Home of the Utes, KALL ESPN 700. Utah has won five consecutive games and eight of its last nine, including a 38-7 victory over then-No. 3 Oregon in Salt Lake City on Nov. 20. For more on the matchup read Utah's game notes here.
In 11 seasons as members of the Pac-12—all under 17th-year head coach Kyle Whittingham—Utah has won the South Division outright three times (2018, '19, '21) and shared the title once (2015). Utah is the designated home team based on conference record, as it makes its third trip to the Pac-12 Championship Game in the past four seasons, with its only non-appearance in that span coming in the COVID-condensed 2020 season. Oregon is 4-0 in Pac-12 Championship games (2011, '14, '19 and '20).
Tickets are still available through Utah Ticket Office through mid-day Thursday (Dec. 2). To purchase tickets from the Utah allotment, click here. After mid-day Thursday fans may still purchase tickets through the Pac-12. Information on tickets and hotels through the Pac-12 can be found here.
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game will follow local health authority protocols in Las Vegas. Currently, all fans must wear masks at public indoor venues, which includes Allegiant Stadium.

U Alumni will host a pep rally for Utes fans on Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT in Lot C at Allegiant Stadium. The Utah Marching Band, cheer and Utah Spirit Team will perform, and fans will hear from President Taylor Randall and Athletics Director Mark Harlan. More information can be found here.
Fans looking to purchase Utah Utes gear for the game may stop by the Campus Store pop-up shop at Mandalay Bay, the Utes' Las Vegas headquarters, from noon to 8 p.m. PT Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Friday. The location of the store has changed from its original spot; check @UtahRedZone on twitter for the latest updates on its location.

All parking lots for Allegiant Stadium will open at 2 p.m. PT.
All public gates for Allegiant Stadium will open at 3 p.m. PT. No re-entry will be permitted.
Road Closure – Mandalay Bay Road will close at 1:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Dec. 3 between Allegiant Stadium and Las Vegas Blvd.  
All bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and must not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" for Allegiant Stadium.

  • Small clutch bags, 4.5" x 6.5" x 2" can be taken into the stadium in addition to one of the approved clear bags described above.
  • An exception will be made for any necessary medical items, but all such items are subject to inspection prior to entry into Allegiant Stadium. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags, and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Ticket windows at Allegiant Stadium will open at 1 p.m. PT. Pac-12 Will-Call will open at 1 p.m. PT while Utah's Will-Call will open at 3 p.m. PT, and will be located next to the Ticketmaster box office.
Utes fans can join the conversation on social media, as always, by using the hashtags #GoUtes and #UBoyz, and can also add the Pac-12's #Pac12FCG for the championship game.