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

Sep 14, 2022

The 14th-ranked Utah Football team hosts San Diego State this Saturday at 8 p.m. It is Utah's annual Ute Proud game and will feature recognition of the Ute Tribe and a halftime performance on the field.
As part of the Ute Proud game, the Ute Tribe Business Committee will be recognized on the field during a first-quarter timeout, and the Ute Tribe will perform on the field at halftime. The Utah Gymnastics program, which finished third in the nation at last year's NCAA Championships, also will be recognized on-field during the game.
Fans coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday can find a variety of helpful information and links below to help with all aspects of preparation for the game-day experience. Arrive early to avoid the last-minute crowds waiting to enter the stadium gates and fill the stadium to give the Utes a loud welcome as they take the field before kickoff!
Several enhancements to the game-day experience will be implemented for Saturday's game, as a result of collaboration between Utah Athletics and the U's Auxiliary Services Department, which manages Stadium and Arena Event Services. Those enhancements include changes to improve efficiency with stadium gate entry and at concessions stands, as well as adjustments designed to relieve concourse congestion. Additional staff will be deployed in key areas to enhance the overall fan experience and customer service.
The 72nd consecutive sellout crowd for Utah Football is expected at Rice-Eccles Stadium, as Utah brings a streak of nine consecutive home wins into the game.
Ticket holders are encouraged to download both their digital game tickets and parking passes to the wallet on their smartphone before leaving for the stadium, and to arrive early. This allows for sufficient time to comfortably enter the stadium. Further instructions are available at the link above, and in the sections below.
Single-game tickets for Utah Football home games may be purchased here. A limited number of reserved tickets are available for purchase, while only standing room tickets remain for Utah's game vs. USC on Oct. 15.

To help fans prepare for game day and enjoy the best experience possible at our home athletics contests, Utah Athletics has launched a Gameday Information page that provides links to information on tickets, parking, stadium entry, stadium policies and fan behavior expectations. It can be found here.
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 or text message.

  • To ensure a successful experience with digital ticketing, fans are encouraged to download their tickets and parking passes to the wallet on their smart phone (iPhone and Android) for presentation 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.

Stadium gates open two hours before kickoff, at 6 p.m., on Saturday. To speed the process for entry into Rice-Eccles Stadium, fans are encouraged to arrive early and to review the most efficient route from their parking lot or the Trax station, and determine the most appropriate stadium gate for entry.

  • Fans parking in on-campus lots north of the stadium may find quickest entry through Honda Gate G, on the northeast corner of the stadium, off South Campus Drive, or continue to Gates H, J or K.
  • Fans coming from all lots east of the stadium are encouraged walk toward 500 South and continue west toward the large entrance at Gate L, on the southeast corner of the stadium. This entrance is equipped with the greatest number of staff and ticket-scanning devices to handle a high volume of traffic.
  • Those with seats on the east side or in the south end zone, even if parking in the west lot, also would benefit from entering through Gate L on 500 South.
  • Students are encouraged to enter Rice-Eccles Stadium through Gate L for quickest entry to the MUSS section.
  • For those arriving via TRAX, please note that there are three gates for entry on the west side of the stadium: Gates F, D and the Cauldron Stairs.
  • All main stadium gates also feature a no-bag line for express entry.


    Rice-Eccles Stadium will continue to utilize a clear-bag policy, and offers no-bag lanes at all main 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.
    One factory-sealed bottle of water per person (1 liter or less), is permitted in the stadium. Bottled water may not be frozen. In an effort to be sustainable, empty personal water bottles, (1 liter or less) will be permitted. Glass water bottles will not be permitted. Bottle-filling stations can be found throughout the concourses at Rice-Eccles Stadium. 
    To reduce touchpoints and increase efficiency with concessions sales, Rice-Eccles Stadium has implemented cashless transactions at all concessions stands. All sales will be completed using either credit cards or Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payment apps.

For a complete list of stadium policies, and things to know before you go, please visit the A to Z Fan Guide.

The safety of student-athletes and spectators is a top priority for all Utah Athletics home events. We ask all fans to be welcoming, respectful and responsible when attending our events, and create a home-field advantage for our teams in a way that also shows class and sportsmanship toward visiting teams. The
The FanUP initiative was created to define the expected fan behavior at our home venues and is centered around:

  • Supporting our Utes and welcoming visiting teams and their fans
  • Promoting a family-friendly experience
  • Enjoying the game responsibly
  • Cheering loud and being Ute Proud!
  • Reporting fan behavior issues by texting 'FANUP' to 69050

Profanity, public intoxication, rude and disrespectful behavior, racial and derogatory comments or verbal attacks directed at individuals or groups will not be tolerated. Anyone who engages in unlawful, unsafe or inappropriate conduct will be removed from the premises, and we encourage all fans to help us identify and call-out such behavior. Please read President Taylor Randall and Athletics Director Mark Harlan's FanUp letter to fans.
To learn more about FanUP, please visit:

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 (PDF).
SPIN Scooters are also available on campus. A map can be found here.

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
We look forward to a terrific game-day experience, and encourage you to know before you go!