Rice-Eccles Stadium is expanding. Here's what it will look like

University of Utah's expansion for football stadium expected to be completed in 2021, capacity will increase to 51,444

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  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 3:52 p.m.

    @Aunty,

    How does the myriad University of Texas campuses make a relative comparison to the lone U of U? Brigham campuses(Provo-Idaho-Hawaii) don't remotely compare to UT schools. UT-Texas schools are top-notch in this world.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 3:28 p.m.

    @Auntie

    Even so, Utah fans complained bitterly that BYU fans had purchased most of the Las Vegas Bowl tickets before Utah was invited.

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    So? We support our team, we did the same against Colorado State.

    What we didn't do is sent emails to Vegas reps to make BYU our opponent.

    We also complained that we didn't want to play the cupcake down south.

    Even if you were our "best bowl opponent" we rather have played a B12 team like Indiana.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 3:21 p.m.

    Aunty Mythology - Monrovia, CA
    Nov. 15, 2018 2:13 p.m.
    utemythology

    U dropped BYU in 2014 and 2015 because Chris Hill didn’t think you could handle playing BYU and Michigan OOC in the same season.

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    And he was wrong, see 2015 Vegas.

    Bottom line, Ute Nation doesn't want to play BYU both in football and basketball.

    While you guys are sending emails to Vegas and State legislatures to force us to play you.

    Why are you having hard time understanding that fact.

  • Aunty Mythology Monrovia, CA
    Nov. 15, 2018 2:22 p.m.

    Real Ute - Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 1:36 p.m.
    @Snack-PAC,

    “The University of Utah has only one campus in SLC. Brigham has three campuses.....Provo-Idaho-Hawaii.”

    The University of Texas has multiple campuses, but everyone knows that when referring to the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas is sufficient.

    The sane logic applies to the flagship Brigham Young University at Provo.

    Since U seem to be confused with such simple details, SLC is being added to University of Utah or Utah-SLC to help U sort things out.

  • Aunty Mythology Monrovia, CA
    Nov. 15, 2018 2:13 p.m.

    utemythology

    LOL at how U live in denial.

    Chris Hill on explaining why he dropped BYU to schedule Michigan:

    “With a nine-game Pac-12 Conference schedule, we are not going to hand our football coach and team a non-conference schedule with Michigan, Utah State and BYU in the same year. Utah State and BYU are very good teams and instate games take an emotional toll that could impact our success in Pac-12 play.”

    That’s an exact quote from Chris Hill, NOT something made up by BYU fans.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 1:38 p.m.

    "Chris Hill didn’t think you could handle playing BYU and Michigan OOC in the same season."

    AuntyBee:

    Hah! You know THAT is not true--because Utah DID beat both in 2015. (Even though coog fans awarded themselves the margin-of-defeat trophy. Or was it the yardage-in-defeat trophy? There are so many coog defeat trophies, I forget.)

    Hill just wanted BYU-P to start getting used to the idea they were NOT going to be playing Utah regularly. I see some of you are still having a hard time accepting that.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 1:36 p.m.

    @Snack-PAC,

    The University of Utah has only one campus in SLC. Brigham has three campuses.....Provo-Idaho-Hawaii.

    Just move on......we do NOT care. You people don't "get it," and we want no part of it. The future schedules reflect my truths. Utah should cancel Brigham-Provo football in 2021-22. Almost all Utes are sending letters to our U wanting y'all to move on.

    Why should Utah play Brigham-Provo in any sport? It is a ludicrous thought or contemplation.

  • Aunty Mythology Monrovia, CA
    Nov. 15, 2018 1:15 p.m.

    utemythology

    “We want to cancel the series like 2014 and 2015 and didn't even want to play you in Vegas.

    While your fanbase sent 50,000 emails to Vegas Bowl reps to demote Utah to Vegas.”

    😂

    U dropped BYU in 2014 and 2015 because Chris Hill didn’t think you could handle playing BYU and Michigan OOC in the same season.

    If U hadn’t run away from BYU during the regular season, U would have missed out on playing your best bowl opponent since joining the PAC 12.

    Even so, Utah fans complained bitterly that BYU fans had purchased most of the Las Vegas Bowl tickets before Utah was invited.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 15, 2018 1:06 p.m.

    Jonnyboy

    “Never heard of supply and demand, huh?”

    It’s quite obvious that current commuter school demand barely exceeds 51,000, or the Utes would be building a bigger stadium.

    Utah-SLC is understandably worried that demand on the hill has peaked and that adding more seats would simply result in thousands of empty seats when the inevitable collapse of the program happens when Whittingham retires, just as we saw in the Huntsman Center after Majerus left.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:56 p.m.

    Nice expansion. The U needs to at least be over the 50000 seat mark for the Pac 12.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:39 p.m.

    Snack PAC - Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 p.m.
    Real Ute

    “BYU should go on their merry way and not bother us.......we Utes would be grateful if they did.”

    LOL at how fans of Utah-SLC, the 2nd most rival obsessed fanbase in the country, live in denial.

    The truth is, except for Utah-SLC, U care more about BYU, than any other school on the planet.

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    That's not the truth, that is your fantasy.

    We want to cancel the series like 2014 and 2015 and didn't even want to play you in Vegas.

    While your fanbase sent 50,000 emails to Vegas Bowl reps to demote Utah to Vegas.

    Those are facts, not opinions from some obscure blog from a Michigan fan.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:26 p.m.

    @Bluto

    Speaking of ugly, BYU football, i.e. Idaho State.

    Our new endzone will be envy of BYU fans for years to come as they downsize over the next decade.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:21 p.m.

    "It's about attendance not sellouts."

    Pluto:

    Never heard of supply and demand, huh? Those late-season BYU-P home tickets are sold by the school for pennies, where any available Utah home tickets are commanding premiums over face value.

    No, it's all about the Benjamins.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    Real Ute

    “BYU should go on their merry way and not bother us.......we Utes would be grateful if they did.”

    LOL at how fans of Utah-SLC, the 2nd most rival obsessed fanbase in the country, live in denial.

    The truth is, except for Utah-SLC, U care more about BYU, than any other school on the planet.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 11:21 a.m.

    I think that Y fans like Bluto need to read the writings on the wall. After BYU basketball acted terribly, the U will no longer schedule them, now exists a hoops tourney in SLC in rotating years. Utah has also not scheduled BYU football after 2022 and Utah AD Mark Harlan told the BYU Holmoe "that it may not be possible ever again." Utah should flat-out cancel Brigham-Provo football in 2021-22. The actual contract does not guarantee Brigham-Provo anything. Brigham is guaranteed thru 2020 is all.

    Utah needs to move on, not look back.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 15, 2018 11:01 a.m.

    I like the expansion; everything about it.

    Now will the Moderator reject this comment?

    Unbelievable.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 11:00 a.m.

    I thunk BYU fans like Bluto need to lash out because the Y is not a factor, and cannot be in the 21st century. The Y was an analog era WAC aberration is all. Who cares?

    The incredible U of U is steaming along, all things going well, but need to look at the "old days" as just that.

    BYU should go on their merry way and not bother us.......we Utes would be grateful if they did.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 9:22 a.m.

    Tommy

    Lapping BYU ?
    We were led to believe that your rival is Colorado.
    Apparently not.

    Utah's 3 Conference Championships in the Pac-12, out of nearly 100 competed for, is hardly impressive?

    Utah's facilities have been behind BYU's for decades and still are.

    BYU currently has 6 of it's programs in the Top 25.
    And Utah?

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    @Eddie should go

    Your argument falls apart when arguing sellouts.
    BYU's LES currently seats 19k more fans than does Utah's (look at me Eccles) theater.

    So arguing sell out's is just silly.
    Again, Utah has never averaged more fans, in football or basketball, than BYU, for at least 40 years.

    Even when Utah was playing in 5600 seat Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse, BYU was playing to 11k fans in Smith Fieldhouse.

    It's about attendance not sellouts.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 8:51 a.m.

    @mussingaround - Palo Alto, CA

    "Even after the expansion, LES attendance will dwarf RES attendance.

    btw, if you think the corporate big shots sitting in those new luxury suites entertaining their clients are going to add any volume or enthusiasm to the atmosphere at RES, you're going to be sadly disappointed"
    - - - - -
    What is interesting is ASU just spent $300 million on their stadium to go from 75,000 seats to 55,000. 75,000 seats were no good when average attendance was only 55,000. BYU might take note!

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 15, 2018 8:50 a.m.

    @ Bluto,

    There is no creepier and boring game-day experience on this planet than at antiquated, stale LES!

  • Tomahawk Red Miami Beach, FL
    Nov. 15, 2018 8:06 a.m.

    Bluto: "Another ugly endzone, i.e Utah State"

    LOL Bluto, always angry over some way in which Utah is lapping his team again.

    LOL!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2018 6:31 a.m.

    Ugh....Another ugly endzone, i.e Utah State

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 9:40 p.m.

    I agree with Old But Not Stupid. Can't we just celebrate this announcement? It will be great for the entire community.

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 9:03 p.m.

    These comments read and sound like a petty, intra-family squabble.

    I guess that may be more true than many of the commenters would want to admit.

  • Tomahawk Red Miami Beach, FL
    Nov. 14, 2018 9:00 p.m.

    UoU 1991 - Park City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 10:14 a.m.

    Only a thousand new seats for the average Joe Utah fan - pathetic.

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    Nope. Perfect.

    We're not gonna overbuild to 65K like your team did, making things look awful when fans dont show up. Not sure when you guys last sold out a game.

  • JackRyanSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 8:24 p.m.

    I could not be happier...enclosing the stadium to a complete bowl will make it louder...sorry nephew of Dallas Cowboy luxury box owner. We are adding way more cement and metal plus enclosing the gaps...it will be louder, plus we are adding a lot more people.

    And for the people with season tickets in the south endzone...that kind of sucks, but we have been told for years that this was coming. Just saying...

    GO UTES!!

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 5:18 p.m.

    Real Ute - “I think this is great! I like the 5k added seating, more enclosed..........and that place "rumbles" like no other!.......It will get even more intense/loud.”

    You’re in for a rude awakening my friend.

    I’ve sat in luxury suites like these in stadiums across the country and they’re generally very quiet compared to the fans in stands. My uncle, who was a big Utah donor, used to own a luxury suite at the old Dallas Cowboys stadium, before the Jerry dome was built.

    Removing that large block of cement in the South End Zone that reflected sound down onto the field, and replacing it with all of those luxury suites, will dissipate the sound and dampen the noise on the field considerably.

    The real fans will now be high in the nose bleed sections.

  • bano SANDY, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 4:27 p.m.

    As a long time season ticket holder in the south end zone I hate this. I am currently in row five. My seats will now be way high in the corner of the end zone. So basically the University is saying they don't care about the long time hard core fans. They just want to sell luxury seating to rich people.

  • Eddie Would Go , 00
    Nov. 14, 2018 4:03 p.m.

    deductive reasoning,

    According to the numbers that you posted, since Utah joined the PAC 12 and BYU became a football independent:

    Lavell Edwards Stadium has been 93% full. Rice Eccles Stadium has been 102% full.

    BYU's home attendance last year was its lowest in the 21st century.

    BYU hasn't averaged filling its stadium in a season since becoming independent. Utah has averaged playing to an over-capacity crowd since 2008.

    Since becoming independent, BYU averages +4,400 empty seats in LES. Utah averages playing to a RES that is 900 fans over capacity.

    RES has been a sold-out venue for the Utes' last 55 home games. The Cougars have sold out on average less than 1 home game per year since becoming independent. Of the 6 sellouts as an independent, the opponent was Utah 3 times (every time the Utes traveled to Provo).

    Utah is due for a stadium expansion. BYU's stadium isn't too small for the 21st century Cougars.

  • blue n gold Redmond, WA
    Nov. 14, 2018 3:05 p.m.

    It'll be interesting to see how Utah's administration reacts when Kyle retires and Utah's football program tanks just like Utah's basketball program tanked for several years after Sweater Man left, leaving a vast sea of empty red chairs in RES.

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    Real Ute

    I would be real careful about biting the hand that feeds U.

    There are lots of BYU, Utah State and Weber State fans running Utah's government and they might not take too kindly to the arrogant Utes refusing to play any in-state teams.

    Utah could suddenly find that funding for Utah Valley University, Weber State, and Utah State is much more important.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:53 p.m.

    Looks cool.

    But they should have maxed out the bowl instead of zig-zag the top.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:39 p.m.

    BYU-Utah Football Attendance
    Year - BYU | Utah
    2000 - 60,619 | 38,538
    2001 - 60,450 | 34,069
    2002 - 62,176 | 35,429
    2003 - 61,501 | 35,134
    2004 - 64,236 | 45,155
    2005 - 58,204 | 41,536
    2006 - 60,524 | 43,279
    2007 - 64,497 | 42,593
    2008 - 64,102 | 45,342
    2009 - 64,236 | 45,155
    2010 - 61,381 | 45,459
    2011 - 60,265 | 45,149
    2012 - 61,161 | 45,347
    2013 - 61,225 | 45,194
    2014 - 57,141 | 46,437
    2015 - 58,532 | 46,821
    2016 - 58,569 | 46,506
    2017 - 56,267 | 45,913
    Average - 60,838 | 42,948

    With an average of nearly 18,000 more fans every season, LES has drawn roughly 322,000 more fans than RES this century.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:23 p.m.

    gored

    LES capacity = 63,725
    RES capacity = 51,444

    That is hardly "dwarfing".

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    Actually, 12,000+ is significant "dwarfing".

    It's quite obvious that after years of market studies, Utah's handlers rightfully concluded that it would be a total waste of money to build a 60,000+ seat stadium, because Utah's fickle commuter school fanbase simply isn't big enough to fill such a stadium.

  • banliberals Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:17 p.m.

    None of their games have been a sell out this year, and the last several games starting with Northern Illinois looked like 1/3 of the stadium was empty. Compare this to Utah's 56 straight sellouts. Utah's program is in far better shape!

    BYU has had over an over 60,000 seat arena for 40 years !

    And now even 40 years later, the rice bowl is still under 60,000!

    And you brag about sell outs?

    You're a sell out......the U is a sellout.......come back in another 40 years when you build a real stadium and then lets compare fan base and capacity!

    Because right now, Bingham and Alta both deliver more fans to games than the U!

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:16 p.m.

    Real Ute

    "What I do know, a fact, Utah won't play BYU football after 2022."

    Regardless of how desperately U try to run away from BYU,
    you'll always be totally obsessed with BYU.

    The vitriolic hate for all things BYU that borders on irrational will continue.

    U can't help yourselves.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 2:05 p.m.

    @mussing

    "Even after the expansion, LES attendance will dwarf RES attendance."

    LES capacity = 63,725
    RES capacity = 51,444

    That is hardly "dwarfing". Also, BYU rarely gets a sell out anymore, and frequently has tons of empty seats. None of their games have been a sell out this year, and the last several games starting with Northern Illinois looked like 1/3 of the stadium was empty. Compare this to Utah's 56 straight sellouts. Utah's program is in far better shape!

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:57 p.m.

    @ U of U Grad,

    Most human beings dismiss 100% of what "you people" claim as utter folly/fiction. Try again pal..........I wish you ultimately happy, realistic days in the future dear soul. I care!

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:50 p.m.

    @ U of U Grad,

    I donate millions to the U and I don't get, or would ask for free tickets. You just don't know what goes on buddy. Who runs the state of Utah pards? I feel bad your you elder.

  • BYU Sports Nut Heber City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:50 p.m.

    Why do you guys seem to care so much about the stadium in Provo! Lavell Edwards Stadium is an awesome place to play and or see a football game. Rice Eccles is also a great place to see a football game... an get beer dumped on you! Both stadiums are awesome in their own way. We can honestly call RES the stadium that Kyle built! What a great thing for a Cougar alumnus to hang on his wall Well done Utah and congratulations. Welcome to the big time.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:47 p.m.

    @ Scenic View,

    You can make light of Utah's forecasted improvements to RES all you care to. What I do know, a fact, Utah won't play BYU football after 2022. Many Utes that donate big dollars, like I, to the U of U, also write many letters demanding that Utah needs to stop scheduling BYU in every sport. The party is over-with for you souls, pal. We Utes are hoping, and have spoken to, Utah AD Mark Harlan to flat-out cancel BYU in 2021-22. We need to stop this madness! BYU cannot play folks and are wasting Utah's valuable time now that we are in the PAC.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:36 p.m.

    I like it, can't wait to buy more season tickets.

    Go UTES!

  • MendonMick Mendon, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:32 p.m.

    What a beautiful venue! It's a good day to be a UTE fan!

  • U of U Grad Orange County, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:34 p.m.

    Real Ute:

    For our edification, please back up your statement about free tickets with real facts. Otherwise, we'll just dismiss this comment as we do most of your comments as fanatical.

    FYI, the LDS Church has been a consistent donor to the U since its inception, including but not limited to recent contributions to the new law school building and the old Wall Mansion on South Temple that is now the Monson Center.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:33 p.m.

    I totally agree with Seldom Seen Smith!!!!

    Utah's RES is so scenic, quaint and a tremendously intimidating venue. I've been a commercial photog for 35+ years and RES gets so loud, that not even current VR(vibration reduction) lenses or gyro stabilization fixtures on tv cameras can compete with what pure sound energy creates. That is why on 3rd down at Utah your tv looks fuzzy. I've shot many big games at Utah on the sidelines.......it is unreal, tough to shoot folks!

    I'm really happy about this important design augmentation that the U will create!

    Gooooo Utes!

  • JackRyanSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:29 p.m.

    Having attended games at Cal, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and BYU with a ton of empty seats...I totally agree with the philosophy of keeping the sell outs. A full 51k stadium has so much more intensity than a 70-90k stadium that is two thirds full. In addition, it is nice to know that I can always easily sell my tickets if something comes up when I am unable to attend the game because of the demand for tickets.

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:17 p.m.

    ekute - Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:16 p.m.
    mussingaround,
    “Your own players prefer to play anywhere but LES”

    That’s a lie; the one player who alluded to that, has since retracted his off-the-cuff remark and apologized to BYU fans.

    RES expansion looks like one giant luxury suite for fat cats that will kill the vibe in the South End Zone.

    Except for more bathrooms and a thousand more bleacher seats, there’s nothing there for the average fan.

  • Seldom Seen Smith Orcutt, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 1:00 p.m.

    Perfect!

    The new stands/seating do not extend as high as I feared, thus not significantly blocking the view of the mountains and Cottonwood Canyons..

    As an alpine skier, UU alum, and college football fan, to myself, this quality facility is the greatest stadium on earth.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:58 p.m.

    Wallbanger is spot on!!! Going to BYU for any football game is creepy. There is no gameday festivities(tailgating), the traffic is terrible, kids are all over the place needing to "go potty" every 3 minutes.........it is no fun, food is awful, and the seating is cramped(and I'm in great shape, no lard butt), Y fans are bizarre beyond comprehension.......not good!

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:41 p.m.

    Lester L. Wester:

    That is too funny and true what you said. I’ve gone to many games at LES, not nearly as many as RES, but it is truly night and day difference in how much better the game experience is at Rice-Eccles.

    LES has more of a Chucky Cheese/retirement home/looking for a future spouse feel than a football game. It’s hard to say no to my neighbors and co-workers when they invite me to a free byu football game though. Thankfully it’s not very often.

    I’ve been to over 40 concerts in my life, and the smaller venues are WAY more enjoyable. Meaning, a massive 60,000+ stadium doesn’t mean better. Especially when you can’t fill it. It’s no wonder a lot are downsizing.

    Can’t wait until this expansion is done. The pics look awesome!

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:24 p.m.

    @ Common Ground,

    I totally agree with you! LDS church officials get free Utah football tickets too! It just ain't fair!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:16 p.m.

    mussingaround,
    Your own players prefer to play anywhere but les.

    Sadly disappointed?

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:10 p.m.

    Wow! First reaction - First class!

    I do think expansion should have been in the 55,000 range. Any consideration for future growth rather than "preserving the sell-out streak" which means it's shy of current demand without long term growth.

    But as a fan currently in my 70's I marvel at how far the program has developed in the 40+ years of season tickets. PAC-12 and this stadium.... I only wish I could see the future possibilities realized!

  • MUSSing with U Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:03 p.m.

    Great for the fat cats, but not much to get excited about for the average Utah fan.

  • Lester L. Wester Henderson, NV
    Nov. 14, 2018 12:00 p.m.

    Mussing: "btw, if you think the corporate big shots sitting in those new luxury suites entertaining their clients are going to add any volume or enthusiasm to the atmosphere at RES, you're going to be sadly disappointed."

    Utah doesn't need to have any concern regarding crowd volume or enthusiasm. It wasn't a Utah player that said he prefers playing away games because of the lack of enthusiasm at his own stadium. Yes, yours is larger, but filling it up with disinterested old ladies knitting, young mothers changing dirty diapers, little kids running around, and the rest in line for a Cougar Tail is not a big-time college sports environment.

    Bragging about a stadium that could be dismantled with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers is amusing. Your jealousy is showing.

  • Common Ground Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 11:43 a.m.

    I really only care about two things: 1) that the price of my season tickets doesn’t go up to pay for expansion; and 2) that no government officials or state legislators get free football tickets, ever.

  • Go Utes! Springville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 11:13 a.m.

    This looks awesome! could not be happier with how this turned out.

  • Chamberlain Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 11:08 a.m.

    Looks like the South End Zone just got a lot quieter.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Nov. 14, 2018 11:01 a.m.

    I think this is great! I like the 5k added seating, more enclosed..........and that place "rumbles" like no other!.......It will get even more intense/loud. Utah is really a fine university in all ways! I am grateful I attended the U.

    Gooooooooo Utes!

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 14, 2018 10:37 a.m.

    ekute

    Even after the expansion, LES attendance will dwarf RES attendance.

    btw, if you think the corporate big shots sitting in those new luxury suites entertaining their clients are going to add any volume or enthusiasm to the atmosphere at RES, you're going to be sadly disappointed.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 10:30 a.m.

    UoU 1991,
    You could turn byu's average joe seats into luxury seats and they would still be empty.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2018 10:14 a.m.

    Only a thousand new seats for the average Joe Utah fan - pathetic.