The University of Utah has announced plans for renovating the south end zone of Rice-Eccles Stadium. The university’s main focus for the renovation is revamping the facility’s premium portfolio while creating a heightened fan experience for a currently underappreciated part of the stadium. The project is set to cost the Utes $80 million, with $35 million coming from donations and the remaining from the profits of new premium seat options.
After the renovation builds nearly 6,000 additional seats, Rice-Eccles Stadium will become the ninth biggest venue in the Pac-12. While increasing capacity, the goal is not to fit more people but to add higher level options, including additional suites, club areas, an array of outdoor and rooftop seating, and 1,000 bleacher seats as well.