After much anticipation, and after a season that didn’t allow in-person attendance at games, Utah fans will have their first chance to see the Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Aug. 21, the school announced Wednesday.

Fans will be allowed to tour the facility from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include a program featuring each of the Utes’ head coaches, who will talk about the upcoming season.

Admission is free.

This will be the public’s first opportunity to take a look at Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion. It includes a new locker room, visiting team locker room, Field Club, Suite Club, Premium Terrace and restaurant. 

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The Ken Garff Red Zone is almost complete after 18 months of construction. With the addition, Rice-Eccles Stadium’s seating capacity will increase to 51,444.

The Utes kick off the 2021 campaign on Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. against Weber State.

The stadium tour will take place on the concourse, field and inside the Ken Garff Red Zone. The concourse will be open to provide access to concession stands, the Red Zone Bookstore and promotions from Utah Athletics sponsors.

Utah coaches and players will address fans from a stage on the field and be projected on video boards and televisions throughout the stadium.

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Fans also may watch the event program from the field level, but will not have access for direct interaction with coaches or student-athletes.

Digital tickets are required for stadium entry for this free event, and may be reserved by visiting this link.  

Parking is free and available in all surrounding lots.

Season tickets for the 2021 football season, as well as season tickets for Utah women’s soccer and volleyball, are on sale now by visiting

Construction and renovation continues on Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Construction continues on Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 8, 2021. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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