Get ready Ute fans, it’s almost game day at Rice-Eccles again!
A few things have changed at Rice-Eccles since last season. To help you have the best season ever, we’ve put together a few tips for making the most of game day, starting with getting to the stadium for free with no traffic or parking hassles.
Take a Ride
Save yourself the hassle of driving and get a ride to the game. Take TRAX or the bus from anywhere in the valley and arrive at Rice-Eccles relaxed and ready to rumble. With more frequent trains and post-game bus service to the TRAX Courthouse Station, there’s no quicker way to get to and from the stadium. The ‘Ute Train’ has become a fun tradition in recent years, where riders cheer and sing “A Utah Man Am I” as it’s played over the train’s loudspeaker. Did you know that your game ticket is also good for free rides on all UTA transit vehicles on game day? What’s more, the Game Day Ticket Program is not just for football, it’s in effect year-round. You can present any valid ticket, whether for gymnastics, basketball, volleyball or any other athletic event, to ride to campus for free.
Get Your Gear On
Freshen up your fan gear at the Red Zone tent in the tailgate lot or at the game. There are two Red Zone trailers in the tailgate lot—one at the main corner of Guardsman and 5th South and one at the southern end of the lot near the Salt Lake City Sports Complex. In addition to apparel and the latest 150 Years of College Football Under Armour sideline gear, you can also get those last-minute necessities like hats, gloves, rain ponchos and other branded items to complete your look. Inside Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Red Zone is located at the southwest corner of the concourse. If you can’t wait until game day, you can get all things Utah any day, any time, at URedZone.com
Bring it Clearly
Rice-Eccles Stadium enforces a clear bag policy, which asks that you bring only one bag that is transparent and not exceeding 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches. The bag can be any style, even a 1-gallon sealable bag, it just can’t be any larger than those dimensions. Ladies may also bring a small clutch or purse for privacy. Diaper bags are also allowed if you have a baby with you. Utah-branded bags will be available on game day outside of the stadium, at the tailgate lot Red Zones and at the Campus Store. Or, if you want to come prepared, get yours now at URedZone.com. Read more about the clear bag policy here.
Food, And Lots of It
This season, the stadium is rolling out its most robust food lineup ever, from campus favorite, The Pie pizzeria, to fan favorite Cowboy Corndogs. Gates open 2 hours before kickoff, so come early, get settled, make some new friends and munch on some yummy food and treats from the classic concessions menu or a number of unique food truck offerings. Find a full list of food options here.
Campus is Simply Smoke Free
In accordance with the university’s effort to promote a healthy, smoke-free environment for our students, staff, faculty and visitors, Rice-Eccles Stadium will no longer provide smoking areas during public events or Utah Utes football games. There will also be no re-entry into the stadium. The smoke-free policy is in effect 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and applies to all individuals. No smoking boundaries include any property owned, leased or controlled by the university and includes buildings, vehicles, parking lots, residential and recreational areas, athletic venues, streets, sidewalks, hospitals and clinics. You can read more about the smoke-free initiative at tobaccofree.utah.edu.
We’re looking forward to another amazing year of Utah football! For a comprehensive guide to Rice-Eccles Stadium, visit our A to Z fan guide. Go Utes!