Game Week: What You Need to Know for Saturday’s Football Game
SALT LAKE CITY—The 12th-ranked Utah Utes (6-2; 4-1 Pac-12) return to Rice-Eccles Stadium for the first time in three weeks when the Arizona Wildcats (3-5; 1-4) come to town this Saturday, Nov. 5, for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
Game highlights for fans include:
- MUSS Appreciation – The Mighty Utah Student Section, winners of the 2021 Taco Bell Live Más Student Section of the Year, will be highlighted. The trophy will be presented, and a second-half drawing will take place for prizes awarded to MUSS members who enter the drawing.
- Pac-12 Team Green – Recognition of Pac-12 sustainability initiative that features annual events, including Utah hosting the 2022 Sustainability Conference in June. This co-sponsored event and recognition includes a t-shirt toss from the Recycle Rice-Eccles volunteers.
- Occie Evans Award – Crimson Club annual award presented to former Utah women's basketball student-athlete Dru Gylten, to accepted by the team and coaches.
- "East Eats" Food Trucks – Food options have returned to the east lane, Food Truck Alley, as "East Eats. Back by popular demand, this additional concessions offering bring the best in local food truck fare to fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Check out "East Eats" in the lane behind the east stands, and check out a full concessions and guest services map here.
The 75th consecutive sellout crowd for Utah Football is expected at Rice-Eccles Stadium, as Utah brings a streak of 12 consecutive home wins into the game.
Below you can find a complete rundown of information and links to help with all aspects of preparation for your game-day experience. Arrive early to prevent crowding at the gates, and enjoy the pregame festivities including a performance by the "Pride of Utah," the University of Utah Marching Band, before the team's run-out onto the field.
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 this Saturday's game.
GAMEDAY FAN INFORMATION
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, concessions options and fan behavior expectations. 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 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 3:30 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. Check out Gate on 500 South!
- Those who park in the west lot, but have seats on the east side or in the south end zone, also would likely find faster entry 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. See a gate map here.
- CLEAR BAG POLICY AND NO-BAG EXPRESS LANES
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.
- WATER BOTTLES
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.
- CASHLESS CONCESSIONS
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.
Rice-Eccles Stadium offers a wide variety of concessions options, spread around the entire stadium concourse. By popular demand, food truck alley on the east side of the stadium is back! Check out East Eats this week. A full concessions map and other stadium services can be found here.
FANUP SPORTSMANSHIP PLEDGE
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: fanup.utah.edu.
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. Tailgating is only allowed in designated lots. Alcohol, RVs, trailers and tailgating are not permitted in Lots 15, 18 or 19.
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.
We look forward to a terrific game-day experience, and encourage you to know before you go!