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2016 WeAreSC Travel Guide: At Utah


SEPT. 23: 7 p.m. MDT/ 6 p.m. PDT
Televised: Fox Sports 1
Location: Salt Lake City
Stadium: Rice-Eccles
Capacity: 45,807
Surface: Fieldturf
Seating Chart:

Ticket: 801-581-UTIX


Projected Salt Lake City Game Day Weather Forecast: Rain with a high of 54, 76% humidity,  and a low of 44 degrees.

Websites: utahutes.com/usctrojans.com

Directions to Rice-Eccles Stadium:

From Salt Lake City International Airport: Exit the airport onto I-80 East. In about two miles, exit at 600 South, which is a one-way street heading east. Take 600 South to 700 East and turn left. Turn right at 400 South. Continue heading east about one mile. The stadium will be on your left.

From I-15 North: Take 600 South exit. Follow above directions from this point.

From northbound Foothill Boulevard: Follow the street as it bears left and becomes 500 South. The stadium is on your right just past the intersection of Guardsman Way/Campus Center Drive.

Salt Lake City Tourist Attractions:

The Utah State Capital Building: Completed in 1915, the State Capitol is a Renaissance-style building featuring depression-era murals in the rotunda, which depict events from Utah’s past. The beauty and its architecture are available to see as well as incredible views of the Wasatch mountains, the Great Salt Lake, and the valley floor.

The Great Salt Lake: You can take a boat tour of this famous body of water.

Trolley Square: This National Historic Site is housed in charming, olden-day trolley car barns. A major shopping, dining and entertainment marketplace. Located in the east-side downtown area.

Heber Valley Historical Railroad: A journey on a historic train across Heber Valley, around Deer Creek Lake, and through Provo Canyon.


Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

Band on the Run: The Trojans Marching Band will be in Salt Lake City for Friday night’s game. On Thursday, TMB will parade down SLC’s historic Main Street at 5 p.m.

Utah Gameday: Okay, so “What is a Ute?” A Ute is member of the Indian tribe believed to have originally settled in Utah. Football “Gameday” on campus begins two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff (5:00 p.m.) with the “Ute Walk,” as the Utah team gets dropped off at the corner of 500 South and Guardsman Way. Fans line the route down 500 South to Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah Marching Band will lead their team and giveaways will be thrown out into the crowd.

Parking/Tailgate/Stadium Entrance Times: Parking is available for a fee of $10 in designated “general parking” areas. The stadium will open two hours prior to kickoff.

Trojan Walk: The Trojans busses should pull into Rice-Eccles Stadium at approximately 4:30 p.m. Since there is no official Trojan Walk during road games, you should still be able to see the team come off the busses in front of the stadium.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant:

Legends Sports Pub

677 S. 200 W

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Lumpys Downtown

145 Pierpont Ave.

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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