For the duration of the games, the stadium was temporary renamed the Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium. The Utah State Aggies have played in 14 bowl games (13 NCAA-sanctioned) with a record of 5–9. Utah State Sideline - The Utah State sideline is in front of 14, 15, 16, 117 and 119 Visitor Sideline - The visiting team sideline is in front of 4, 5, 6, 102 and 103. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. All Rights Reserved, Utah State announces fan safety protocols for football games. : Notable Projects", "Microsoft Research – Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research", "U. Utah State fans will be welcomed inside Maverik Stadium this fall to cheer on the Aggies, beginning on Halloween night when USU takes on San Diego State. Utah State has a number of both old and new rivals. West Level 4 $68 Tickets will remain on sale until sold out. Rice–Eccles Stadium was also the home field of the Major League Soccer franchise Real Salt Lake from 2005 until October 2008, when Rio Tinto Stadium was opened in the suburb of Sandy, south of Salt Lake City. The health and well-being of the student-athletes, fans and staff are the top priority and will continue to guide these protocols. Visitor seating can be found in all rows of Section 215 and 216. However, other factors cited as leading to the decline include a failure to upgrade facilities until recently, a lack of donors to athletics, complacency of past athletics directors, and instability in conferences.[6]. To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Field. [7] Coach Wells was awarded the Mountain West Coach of the Year award[8] and the Aggies defeated Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl by a score of 21–14. Suites, loge boxes and the Champions Club will have limited capacity, and guest passes for the 2020 season will not be available. Previous to the current stadium, the Aggies played at another, smaller venue also called "Romney Stadium", which was situated on the site where the HPER building now stands. It is the second-highest field in the Pac-12, about 700 feet (210 m) lower than Colorado's Folsom Field in Boulder, and over 2,000 feet (610 m) above the third-highest, Washington State's Martin Stadium in Pullman. When the stadium reopened in 1998, its surface was SportGrass, a hybrid of natural grass and artificial turf. If a player does decide to not participate in the 2020 season and they are on scholarship, their scholarship will be honored and they will remain in good stead with the program. • Tier 1 = 120 priority points or higher & Blue A Society Members. [4] In 1911, under head coach Clayton Teetzel, the team again finished undefeated, even shutting out each of its five opponents by a collective score of 164–0. . Utah State's student section is known as "the HURD". Chairback seating is available in Sections 100 through 106, 201 through 205, and also in the premium Champions Club sections. Start your day with the top stories you missed while you were sleeping. [11], The Grape Bowl is listed in NCAA records, but was not an NCAA-sanctioned bowl game.[11]. The first Utes game at the stadium was a 45–22 victory over the Louisville Cardinals held on September 12, 1998, with 44,112 in attendance. The 2016 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season.The Aggies were led by fourth-year head coach Matt Wells and played their home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.This was Utah State's fourth season as members of the Mountain West Conference in the Mountain Division. In particular, a new in-division and in-conference rivalry exists with the Boise State Broncos (having relative close proximity to Utah State) and the Air Force Falcons (given the long-standing military tradition at both schools and USU's close proximity to Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah). Physical distancing between non-household members is required and fans will be asked to remain in their assigned seat to ensure proper physical distancing. 7400 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322 // Main Phone (435) 797-1850 The Utes had a 53–16 record at the stadium through the 2009 season. Concessions staff and third-party vendors will follow all COVID-19 and Bear River Health Department hygiene standards, including symptom checking prior to work, wearing masks and gloves, and frequent hand-washing. The trophy for the winning team is a .50-caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle. The athletic department is working alongside state health officials to best decide on the model in which they will utilize. It is the second oldest rivalry for both schools. On September 7, 2012, the Aggies snapped the 12-game losing streak beating Utah 27–20 (OT) in Logan. Sign up for the On April 11, 2015, Utah State University announced a corporate naming-rights partnership with Maverik, Inc., owners of convenience stores throughout the Intermountain West. It is the home field of the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference. [10] The new stadium was ready less than 10 months later for the 1998 home opener, a 45–22 win over Louisville on September 12. Immediately after the 1997 season's final home game on November 15, fittingly a 31–14 victory over Rice, Rice Stadium was almost completely demolished, replaced with a modern steel, concrete and glass facility. Andersen would led the team to new heights. Physical distancing between non-household members is … Utah State Sideline - The Utah State sideline is in front of 14, 15, 16, 117 and 119Visitor Sideline - The visiting team sideline is in front of 4, 5, 6, 102 and 103. Utah State University Football defeats Tennessee Tech University 73-12 on Sept. 13, 2018 at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah. [17], The Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Paralympics was also held in the stadium on March 7, 2002. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the stadium served as the venue for the Opening Ceremony on February 8, 2002, and for the Closing Ceremony on February 24, 2002. The stadium did not miss a football season, as the project was timed not to disrupt the 1997 home schedule. Tickets; Maverik Stadium Logan, UT . The 2012 team found far greater success, notching the school's first double-digit win season, the first outright conference championship since 1936, a return to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for the first bowl win in 19 years, and a national Top 25 ranking in three major ranking systems: the AP poll, the ESPN/USA Today poll, and the BCS. 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