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Rice-Eccles Stadium

Home of University of Utah Football

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Rice-Eccles Stadium
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Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of University of Utah Football, is the largest sports facility in the Salt Lake area and seats up to 47,000 fans. Rice-Eccles underwent a major renovation in 1997-98 in preparation for the opening and closing ceremonies of the the 2002 Winter Olympics. In addition to football, the stadium hosts major concert tours such as U2 and the Rolling Stones, and sporting events such as motocross. Event facilities in the stadium's west tower can be rented for weddings and other large parties.

Stadium Facts

  • Seating capacity: 45,107 (goes over capacity for some events)
  • Renovated and renamed in 1997-98
  • Cost of renovation: $50 million, from private donations and US Olympic Committee
  • Hosted opening and closing ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Olympic Cauldron Park and Salt Lake 2002 Visitors Center on south side of stadium grounds
  • West tower hosts weddings, banquets and special events
  • Playing surface: FieldTurf, infilled synthetic turf
  • Contact Information

    451 S. 1400 E.
    801-325-7328

    Tickets: 801-581-UTIX (8849)

    Driving Directions

    Driving directions

    Map to Rice-Eccles Stadium (from OpenStreetMap.org)

    Public Transportation

    There is a UTA TRAX station in the stadium's west parking lot. Buses are also available.

    UTA Trip Planner

    Parking

    Varies by event - see University of Utah Parking Maps for details. Parking for the ticket office and Olympic Cauldron Park on non-event days is immediately west of the stadium.

    Food and Drink

    A variety of food and drink is available during football games, including stadium foods like hot dogs, popcorn and soda, plus booths provided by local restaurants in the south end zone. Favorites include Maui Burgers (excellent fresh-cut french fries), Cowboy Corn Dogs, Maui Wowie smoothies, Colosimo's Sausage, Mexican food, Greek food, barbecue and more. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Rice-Eccles Stadium, but are permitted in tailgating parking lots.

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