Week of the game: what you need to know for Saturday’s soccer game

SALT LAKE CITY – The 23rd-ranked Utah Utes will wear special USS Salt Lake City uniforms for Military Appreciation Day on Saturday when they welcome third-ranked Oregon to Rice-Eccles Stadium for a kickoff dispatch at 5.30 p.m. The game between the two leaders of the Pac-12 division, both with conference records of 6-1, 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 participated in more combat engagements than any other ship in the WWII Pacific Fleet, the back collar of the uniform bears the famous moniker 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 compete to try to take the Pac-12 South with a win, and seek the 142nd victory as a head coach in 17-year career. Kyle Whittingham to become the all-time leader in head coaching 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 percent off all sales at the concession stands operated by the stadium from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To see locations and menus to plan your order before queuing, please click here.

Ticket holders are encouraged to continue downloading their digital match tickets and parking passes to their smartphone wallet before heading to 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.

Per state law, the University does not require attendees of university events to wear masks or prove their immunization status. However, per the University’s message, Utah Athletics is strongly encourage fans to wear masks when participating in games, in the interest of health and safety.


A number of tributes and recognitions will mark the celebration of Military Appreciation Day at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday. Among the tributes, two US Navy jets will fly over the stadium after the national anthem, and the aircraft’s flight crew will be recognized on the field at halftime.

Also at halftime, Dani Drews, a two-time Utah Volleyball First Team, will receive the 2020-21 Occie Evans Award from Utah Athletics. The award is presented annually to the outstanding senior female athlete in a team sport, based on her athleticism, leadership and academic achievement. It was created by Evans and the Utah Department of Athletics in 1978.

To speed up entry into the stadium, the new L gate entrance at the southeast corner, off 500 south, is equipped with the largest number of ticket scanners to handle high traffic volume. Anyone parking on campus grounds, particularly to the east and just northeast of the stadium, would benefit from walking to 500 South, walking west on the sidewalk, and walking west. ‘approach gate L from the south-east. Anyone parking in the west lot, but sitting 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 kickoff.

Additionally, rides on UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains are free for ticket holders by displaying a valid match ticket, including the new post-match bus service from the stadium to Court House TRAX station. . For more information, please visit UTA.com.

To help educate fans and provide the best possible experience, Utah Athletics has launched a Game Day 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.

Tickets and parking will be scanned on match day using the ticket holder’s mobile device. They can also be transferred to others by email. To ensure a successful experience with the new digital ticketing system, fans are encouraged to download their parking tickets and cards to their wallet on iPhone or Android devices, and present them upon arrival at the parking lot and at the stadium gates to speed up. the entrance. to treat. Step-by-step instructions for the process have been provided to season ticket holders via email and can be viewed online by logging into a season ticket owner’s account and selecting “Manage Tickets” from the drop-down menu. , under Tickets.

It is also recommended that fans 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.

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

To reduce contact points and increase the efficiency of concession sales, Rice-Eccles Stadium has implemented cashless concession transactions at all concession stands operated by the stadium. All sales will be completed using credit cards or mobile payment apps. Third party vendors operating outlets may allow cash transactions.

Rice-Eccles Stadium will continue to use a clear bag policy and the stadium will introduce bagless lines at all main gates to help speed up entry for those not bringing a bag into the stadium. Only transparent bags, up to 12 “x18”, will be allowed inside the stadium. No bag, handbag or travel bag may be brought into the stadium.

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