Game Week: what you need to know for Saturday’s football game

SALT LAKE CITY – The 23rd-ranked Utah Utes will wear USS Salt Lake City special uniforms for Military Appreciation Day on Saturday when they host third-ranked Oregon at Rice-Eccles Stadium for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff. The game between the two Pac-12 division leaders, both with 6-1 conference records, will be televised nationally on ABC.

the special uniforms worn by the Utes on Saturday recognize and honor veterans who served on the USS Salt Lake City and their families. Among other intricate details that pay homage to the decorated heavy cruiser that unofficially saw more combat engagements than any other Pacific Fleet ship of World War II, the back collar of the uniform bears the famous nickname of the ship, “One Ship Fleet”. To learn more about the history of the USS Salt Lake City, please Click here.
Uniform photo gallery.

The 69th consecutive sold-out crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium will see the Utes battle it out to clinch the Pac-12 South with a victory, and attempt to secure the 142nd win as head coach in the 17 career years of Kyle Whittingham to become the all-time leader of head coaches for the Utah football program. He is currently tied with Ike Armstrong (141-55-15; 1925-49). A limited number of standing-only tickets remain available through the Utah Box Office.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and those who arrive early will receive 30% off all sales at the stadium-operated stands from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To view locations and menus to plan your order before queuing, please click here.

Ticket holders are encouraged to continue downloading their digital game tickets and parking passes to their smartphone wallet before departing for the stadium, using the new digital ticketing and parking procedures this season. Additional instructions are available at the link above and in the sections below.

In accordance with state law, the University does not require attendees to college events to wear masks or prove their vaccination status. However, in accordance with the message from the University, Utah Athletics is strongly encourages fans to wear masks when attending matches, in the interest of health and safety.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

A number of tributes and recognitions will mark the Military Appreciation Day observance at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday. Among the tributes, a special coin that served as currency on the USS Salt Lake City will be used for the raffle, and two US Navy jets will fly over the stadium after the national anthem. The flight crew of the aircraft will be recognized on the ground at halftime.

DANI DREWS TO RECEIVE THE OCCIE EVANS AWARD

Also at halftime, two-time Utah volleyball first-team member Dani Drews will be presented with the 2020-21 Occie Evans Award by Utah Athletics. The award is presented annually to the outstanding senior female athlete in a team sport, based on athletic ability, leadership and academic achievement. It was created by Evans and the Utah Department of Athletics in 1978.

STADIUM GATES

To expedite entry into the stadium, the new entrance at Gate L at the southeast corner, off 500 South, is equipped with the largest number of ticket scanners to handle high traffic volume. Anyone who parks on the campus grounds, especially to the east and just northeast of the stadium, would benefit from walking to 500 south, walking west on the sidewalk, and s Approach Gate L from the southeast. Anyone who parks in the west lot, but sits in the east or south stands, would also benefit from entering through Gate L. A parking map with identified walking routes can be found here. Doors open two hours before kick-off.

TRANSIT

Additionally, travel on UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains is free for ticket holders upon presentation of a valid match ticket, including the new post-match bus service from the stadium to Court station HouseTRAX. For more information, please visit UTA.com.

INFORMATION FOR FANS OF THE GAME

To help educate fans and provide the best experience possible, Utah Athletics has launched a Gameday information page that covers the most important topics related to the fan experience attending Utah football games. The page includes links to informational videos and other resources, including Utah Tickets and the Rice-Eccles Stadium website. 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 can also be transferred to others by e-mail. To ensure a successful experience with the new digital ticketing system, fans are encouraged to download their tickets and parking passes into their wallet on iPhone or Android devices, and ready to be presented upon arrival at the parking lot and at the gates. stadium to expedite entry. to treat. Step-by-step instructions for the process have been provided to subscription holders via email and can be viewed online by logging into a subscription holder’s account and selecting “Manage tickets” in the drop-down menu, under Tickets.

Fans are also recommended to plan to arrive early to allow more time for the registration process. Those not equipped to use digital ticketing are encouraged to contact their ticketing representative at 801-581-8849 to learn more about alternative solutions.

PARKING SPACES

Car parks open five hours before kick-off, with the exception of Signature and Tailgate car parks, which open at 6:00 a.m. A parking plan is available here.

CASHLESS CONCESSIONS

To reduce touchpoints and increase the efficiency of selling concessions, Rice-Eccles Stadium has implemented cashless concession transactions at all stadium-operated concession stands. All sales will be made using credit cards or mobile payment apps. Third-party vendors operating point-of-sale may allow cash transactions.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Rice-Eccles Stadium will continue to use a clear bag policy, and the stadium will introduce bagless queues at all main gates to help expedite entry for those who do not bring a bag into the stadium. Only transparent bags, up to 12″x18″, will be allowed inside the stadium. No bags, purses or sports bags may be brought into the stadium.

@UtahGameDay TWITTER

The Utah Athletics department has created a dedicated Twitter account to deliver real-time information to fans attending games and receive instant feedback to help troubleshoot issues, answer questions, and improve the game-day fan experience. Please follow @UtahGameDay.

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