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Rice-Eccles will be at 100% capacity this fall

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Utah Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

After a season of will-they or won’t-they play, and when they did play, it was in front of empty stadiums or a few hundred people, the 2021 season will be played in front of a capacity crowd at Ric=Eccles Stadium.

The athletic department announced that the doors will be open for all to come into the newly renovated and expanded Rice-Eccles Stadium starting against Weber State. Rice-Eccles will host 51,444 fans for the first time, the new max capacity for the newly expanded stadium.

“We are incredibly excited to be planning for a sold-out, full-capacity environment at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the 2021 football season,” said Mark Harlan, Director of Athletics. “We are so grateful for our passionate, loyal fans, who have stood by us and supported our department through a very challenging time. I’m also thrilled for our student-athletes, coaches and staff, who have worked so hard and maintained a high standard throughout everything, and will again be able to experience the roar of the home crowd. We can’t wait for Sept. 2 when we open the expanded Rice-Eccles Stadium and unveil the Ken Garff Performance Zone with 51,444 in the building.”

It will be fun to see everyone again in the new Rice-Eccles as the Utes make a run for the Roses.