Football 2021 Transportation Impacts

Football 2021 Transportation Impacts


As thousands of Ute fans return to the U for the highly anticipated 2021 football season, be aware of the transportation impacts that may affect your commute to the game. Fans traveling to the Rice-Eccles Stadium should prepare for traffic delays, limited parking and road closures.

This season, most home games are scheduled on Saturdays; however, two games — Sept. 2 and Nov. 26 — are on weekdays. Therefore, university employees and students should also prepare for the transportation disruptions taking place on weekday games. Employees are encouraged to work from home if possible.

 

ROAD CLOSURES & IMPACTS

  • One westbound lane on 500 South will be closed on game days beginning at 6 a.m. After the game ends, all lanes on 500 South will be closed for one hour as fans exit campus.
  • The north section of Guardsman Way will be closed 3 hours before kick-off and will reopen when the game begins. Pedestrians may access Guardsman Way during the road closure. Cyclists must dismount and walk their bicycles when traveling on Guardsman Way during this three-hour closure.
  • The road shoulders on Guardsman Way will be closed on game day at 6 a.m. and will reopen when the game begins. The sidewalk will remain open. See the map below.

VEHICLE PARKING IMPACTS

In preparation for the mass of fans parking on campus, all vehicles must vacate the Stadium Lot (Lot 1), East Stadium Lot (Lot 9) and the Guardsman Lot (Lot 40) by 10:00PM the day prior to game day. Parking lots used for game day parking will be closed 5 hours before kickoff. University employees are encouraged to work from home on weekday game days as vehicle parking will be limited. No bicycle parking is closed for football games. Visit map.utah.edu to find free bicycle parking near the Rice-Eccles Stadium.

 

FAN PARKING OPTIONS

Fans must pay $20 per game to park in the following lots (highlighted in yellow):

  • Merrill Engineering Lot (Lot 39)
  • Kennecott Building Lot (Lot 44)
  • Sorenson Lot (Lot 32)
  • USTAR Lot (Lot 46)
  • Eccles Broadcast Lot (Lot 27)

 

RV owners must pay $80 per game to park in the following lots (highlighted in yellow):

  • Merrill Engineering Lot (Lot 39)
  • Kennecott Building Lot (Lot 44)
  • Sorenson Lot (Lot 32)
  • USTAR Lot (Lot 46)
  • Eccles Broadcast Lot (Lot 27)

 

General parking is available in the following lots (outlined in black):

  • Student Services Lot (Lot 33)
  • Naval Science Lot (Lot 34)
  • Northwest Garage (Lot 38)
  • ACC Garage (Lot 45)
  • East Wasatch Lot (Lot 47)

 

Fans with parking permits, such as Crimson Club members, must park in their assigned lot (highlighted in green/yellow).

UTA TICKET TO RIDE PROGRAM

Did you know your gameday ticket also serves as your pass to ride UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains for free on game days? Football fans can easily avoid the stress of traffic, parking and road closures by riding UTA TRAX to the Rice-Eccles Stadium. A Red Line station is located directly across the West Stadium Lot. Visit rideuta.com to learn more about UTA TRAX routes and schedules.

 

 

RIDESHARE PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATION

The pick-up and drop-off zone for rideshare services is on University Street between 300 South and Presidents Circle.

Visit utahutes.com to view the football schedule and visit stadium.utah.edu to learn more gameday information.

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