Rice–Eccles Stadium

Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Address451 South 1400 East
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Coordinates40°45′36″N 111°50′56″W / 40.76°N 111.849°W / 40.76; -111.849Coordinates: 40°45′36″N 111°50′56″W / 40.76°N 111.849°W / 40.76; -111.849
OperatorUniversity of Utah
Executive suites25
Capacity45,807 (2014–present)[1]
45,017 (2003–2013)[2]
45,634 (1998–2002)
Record attendance47,825 (vs. Michigan, 2015)
SurfaceFieldTurf CoolPlay (2015–)
FieldTurf (2002–2015)
Natural grass (2000–2001)
Sportgrass (1998–1999)
Construction
Broke groundJune 1997
OpenedSeptember 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)
22 years ago
Construction cost$50 million
($78.4 million in 2019[3])
ArchitectFFKR Architects[4]
Structural engineerReaveley Engineers + Associates[5]
Services engineerVan Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.[6]
General contractorLayton Construction
Tenants
Utah Utes (NCAA) (1998–present)
Real Salt Lake (MLS) (2005–2008)
Salt Lake Stallions (AAF) (2019)
Website
stadium.utah.edu

Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the home field of the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference. It served as the main stadium for the 2002 Winter Olympics; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at the stadium, which was temporarily renamed "Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium".

The FieldTurf playing field runs in the traditional north-south configuration at an elevation of 4,637 feet (1,413 m) above sea level, 400 feet (120 m) above downtown Salt Lake City.[7]

  1. ^ "Utah Football Opens 2014 Campaign vs. Idaho State" (Press release). University of Utah Athletics Department. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rice–Eccles Stadium". University of Utah Athletics Department. 2009. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "FFKR Architects". FFKR Architects. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rice–Eccles Stadium". Reaveley Engineers + Architects. Archived from the original on May 13, 2003. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Benjamin L. Davis, P.E.: Notable Projects". Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "Microsoft Research – Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research". Microsoft Research. Retrieved July 15, 2017.

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