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Have questions about what you can and can’t bring into our venues? No worries, we have the answers.

  • To enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient, the University of Utah adopted a Clear Bag Policy. Fans may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Fans are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy.

  • The University of Utah adopted the Clear Bag policy to enhance public safety at our venues and provide a great game-day experience by making the stadium access more efficient. This proactive measure will enhance security inside and outside of the athletics venues and speed up the security screening process for all fans.

  • Prohibited bags will be turned away. Any prohibited bag will be highly visible and be corrected immediately. The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. The policy also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

  • The policy will enable us to move guests through our security checkpoints faster, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective at checking bags that are brought into the venues. Shorter lines mean quicker entry and fewer hassles. Fans will enjoy an improved sense of safety while spending less time in lines at stadium gates.

  • There are a variety options, including a clear 12″ x 12″ x 6″ bag with no commercial identification or an inexpensive resealable bag. In addition, fans may carry their own small clutches. For fans who wish to purchase team logo bags, they are available at

  • Each ticketed guest can carry one (1) large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or the 12″ x 12″ x 6″ clear bag – plus a small clutch purse (4.5″ x 6.5″). The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is also easily searched.

  • All of these items can be carried into the stadium as long as they are not in a bag or case. For example, while binoculars are allowed, the binocular case is not allowed. This is not a restriction on game-day items brought into the stadium, only a restriction on the type of container used to carry the items.

  • Only approved seat cushions may be carried into the venue. Large, traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are not permitted. Seat cushions and seat backs without pockets, zippers, compartments or covers are permitted. Seat cushions and chair backs must be 18″ in width or less.

  • Guests may bring these items into the venues by tossing them over a shoulder or arm. Items that are folded must be opened and inspected in order to gain entry into the venue.

  • Guests carrying a prohibited bag will not be permitted inside the venue. Fans with prohibited bags will need to return their bags to their vehicle and transfer their belongings to an approved, clear-plastic bag before entering the venue.

  • Guests carrying medically necessary bags or equipment into a venue will be required to have their bag inspected by security. For questions about medical equipment or other needs, please contact the Guest Services department at 801-587-9047.

  • No. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with either the 12″ x 12″ x 6″ clear tote bag or one-gallon clear, resealable bag. This should enable guests to carry the same items they have in previous years and expedite entry into the venue. We strongly encourage fans not to bring any bags but have implemented a policy that appropriately balances the needs of our fans with our obligation to provide for their safety.

  • No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not items that you normally bring to a game. Therefore, you can carry items (keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc.) in your pockets or jacket if you choose not to use a clear bag or clutch purse (4.5″ x 6.5″). You can carry a blanket over your arms and binoculars and/or camera around your neck or in your hands without the case. Guests can use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into the venue. Every member of your family may carry a permissible bag. The key is to not conceal items inside carrying cases, extra bags or bulky containers.

  • Diaper bags are permitted but will be subject to search. Guests must have the infant(s) present for which the diaper bag is being carried when the diaper bag is searched.

Please note: Only clear bags are permitted at Utah Athletics-related events: football, basketball, gymnastics, etc.


Our events team is committed to delivering exceptional experiences. Before booking your event, please read through these tips and policies so we can start off on the right foot and deliver the best event possible for you and your guests. If you have any questions, please reach out to your event specialist, call 801-581-5445 or email

  • We offer convenient parking adjacent to the stadium and tower with ample space for your guests. We can reserve a number of stalls for you, or place a moratorium on the lot, both for a fee based on use. Talk to an event specialist for parking arrangements and note that on business days, the lot is used for university parking and is patrolled until 4 p.m. unless arrangements have been made for your event.

    No vehicles are permitted to park on sidewalks. Deliveries or pick-ups must park in the parking lot or in one of the open truck bays. All deliveries must be made during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    We do not accept responsibility for receiving deliveries or removing property owned or rented by the patron. The patron or a representative of the patron must be responsible for the all deliveries and pick-ups in conjunction with the event.

  • The patron must remove all equipment or decorations brought into the facility for the event. This includes all linens, dishes, flowers, plants, balloons and other disposable decorations. The patron will be assessed an additional cleaning fee if decorations are not removed or disposed of properly.

    Helium balloons are allowed on the Varsity Level 6 only. The Scholarship Level 4 is prohibited because of the 25-foot ceiling. If a lift is required to retrieve errant balloons on Level 4, the patron will be charged for lift rental and labor hours. Confetti and/or glitter are allowed but the patron will be charged an additional $100.00 cleaning fee.

    No nails, hooks, tacks, screws, staples, wire, tape or any other abrasives may be placed on or in walls or fixtures. Decorations may be hung or attached with zip-ties, soft rope or fishing wire only. Any damages or defacement of any kind will be assessed to the patron.

    Candles are allowed but must be placed in a container for the wax to drip into. Open flames such as candelabras are permitted but must be kept out of heavy traffic areas and away from flammable materials such as paper or cloth.

    All items delivered by a vendor or patron must be removed by 9:00 a.m. the morning following the event.

  • Alcohol may be served upon approval only. Approval must be obtained from the Vice President over Rice-Eccles Stadium before the event is to take place.

    Alcohol may only be served in reception rooms at Rice-Eccles Stadium. All other areas of the stadium are prohibited to the service of alcohol.

    Participants may not consist primarily of University of Utah employees. University of Utah students or minor students may not be in attendance.

    Spaces must be rented to an off-campus, third party who is sponsoring the event. No university entities or departments may rent or host events in which alcohol is being served.

    The event must be closed to the General Public.

    There may not be a charge for any kind of alcoholic beverages served at the event or for entry to the event.

    The third-party lessee must agree to comply with all Utah laws regarding the service and consumption of liquor. The third-party lessee must sign a rental agreement, and an alcohol service request addendum and agree to assume liability for any claims resulting from the service or consumption of alcohol at the event.

    All alcohol must be provided and served by the exclusive caterer for Rice-Eccles Stadium.

    Patrons are not allowed to hire their own bartending service.

  • All events must end before midnight. Additional restrictions may apply to events that are using in-stadium lighting and video boards.

  • Chartwells is our exclusive in-house caterer. As one of the top caterers in Utah, we are proud to have them as a part of our team. Any and all food and alcohol must be ordered through them. Contact an event specialist for menus and pricing.