With most students returning to campus this fall, the University of Utah will begin allowing spectators to come see sporting events live and in person. So, let’s take a look at the sports venues and see what they have to offer.
Rice-Eccles Stadium is home to Utah football. Rice-Eccles currently has a capacity of just over 45,000 seats, but with the expansion of the new stadium, the stadium is expected to accommodate over 51,000 spectators when completed. With the expansion and renovation of the south end area, fans should expect a louder and busier experience. The stadium is also home to the MUSS The MUSS is one of the best student sections in all of college football and this is one of the main reasons the fan experience at Rice-Eccles Stadium is so great. With the University of Utah now allowing a full capacity crowd this fall, all students should be excited about the coming season and get their tickets now to participate in the best fan experience in all of college football.
Jon M. Huntsman Center
The Huntsman Center is home to Utah Basketball, Utah Gymnastics, and Utah Volleyball. The stadium has a capacity of just over 15,000 seats and has one of the best environments of any stadium in any college sport. Whether it’s the nationally ranked gymnastics team or the highest ranked volleyball team, the Huntsman Center has you covered. It is also home to the Runnin ‘Utes basketball teams. Game days for the Runnin ‘Utes can be one of the craziest and best experiences you have as a student here at the University of Utah. All sporting events are free for all students this coming year (with MUSS registration), so don’t miss out on what the Huntsman Center has to offer.
Ute Field is home to the Utah Women’s Football Team and the Utah Men’s Lacrosse Team. The new sports complex opened in August 2019 and offers some of the best fan experiences of any college sports complex. From one side of the stadium you have a view of downtown Salt Lake City; on the other, you have a view of the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Whether it’s football or lacrosse, this field truly captures the beauty of the University of Utah campus and hosts fun and exciting games of both sports.
Dumke Family Softball Stadium
Dumke Family Softball Stadium is home to the Utah Women’s Softball Team. The stadium offers a fantastic view of the campus and provides an optimal fan experience for anyone in attendance. The softball team never fails to put on a show here at Dumke Stadium and is always a fun experience for anyone who attends.
McCarthey Family Athletic Complex
The McCarthey Family Track Complex is home to the Utah Women’s Cross Country Team and the Utah Women’s Track Team. Like most campus sites, this resort offers some of the best views of the University of Utah campus and downtown Salt Lake City. The stadium hosts many athletic competitions and events, so stop by anytime for a fun and exciting experience. The land is also open to students (when not in use) and hosts a lot of student-run sporting events, so you may find yourself using this land as well.
The Ute Natatorium is home to the Utah men’s and women’s swimming teams. The Natatorium hosts many swimming competitions for both men’s and women’s teams and is a fun sporting place to discover.
George S. Eccles Tennis Center
The George S. Eccles Tennis Center is home to the Utah men’s and women’s tennis teams. The center hosts meetings for both teams and showcases what Utah tennis has to offer.
Smith’s Ballpark is home to the Utah Men’s Baseball team. The stadium, which is off campus, hosts the Utah men’s baseball games. The stadium offers fantastic views of the Wasatch Mountain Range and is a fun event for any University of Utah student to attend.
As you can see, the University of Utah is home to many great venues and sports teams, providing a plethora of opportunities for students to cheer on their fellow Utes and experience events that will create lasting memories.