Rice–Eccles Stadium

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Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.wikipedia
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University of Utah

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Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Prior to the events, the university received a facelift that included extensive renovations to the Rice-Eccles Stadium, a light rail track leading to downtown Salt Lake City, a new student center known as the Heritage Center, an array of new student housing, and what is now a 180-room campus hotel and conference center.

2002 Winter Olympics

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It served as the main stadium for the 2002 Winter Olympics; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at the stadium, which was temporarily renamed "Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium". A full natural grass was installed in 2000 for two seasons, then was covered by asphalt blacktop for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in February.
Apart from that, the University was also asked to expand Rice Eccles Stadium to accommodate 50,000 people up from 32,000.

Rice Stadium (University of Utah)

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When Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics in June 1995, it was obvious that Rice Stadium, the largest outdoor stadium in Salt Lake City, was not suitable to serve as the main stadium. Rice–Eccles Stadium replaced Rice Stadium, the former home field of the Utah Utes football team.
Renamed for Robert L. Rice in 1972, it was almost completely demolished after the 1997 season to make way for the Utes' current home, Rice-Eccles Stadium, which occupies the same physical footprint.

Pac-12 Conference

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It is the home field of the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference.

Utah Utes

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It is the home field of the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference.
Their current home stadium, Rice-Eccles Stadium, was built in 1998 on the site of their former home, Rice Stadium.

Robert L. Rice

In recognition of this gift, the university received permission from the Eccles family to add George Eccles's name to the stadium alongside that of Robert L. Rice, who had funded the original renovation project to Rice Stadium in 1972.
Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, location of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, bears his name.

1997 Utah Utes football team

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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.
Immediately after the final home game (against ), the stadium was torn down and rebuilt into the new Rice-Eccles Stadium, partly in anticipation of the upcoming 2002 Olympic Games.

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park

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Immediately south of the stadium is the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park, which contained a 2002 Winter Olympic museum, the Olympic cauldron, and other memorabilia from the games.
The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park is a plaza located at the south end of Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Olympic Stadium

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It served as the main stadium for the 2002 Winter Olympics; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at the stadium, which was temporarily renamed "Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium".

2009 Utah Utes football team

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Since 2002, the playing field at Rice–Eccles Stadium has been FieldTurf, a next-generation infilled synthetic turf, which was most recently replaced in 2009.
The team, coached by 5th year head football coach Kyle Whittingham, played its home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt Lake City

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Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
First Night on New Year's Eve, a celebration emphasizing family-friendly entertainment and activities held at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, culminates with a fireworks display at midnight.

1998 Utah Utes football team

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The new stadium was ready less than 10 months later for the 1998 home opener, a 45–22 win over Louisville on September 12. The stadium now seats 45,807 and has a six-story press box.
This was also the first season in the newly rebuilt Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Real Salt Lake

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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.
RSL initially played home games at Rice-Eccles Stadium, located on the campus of the University of Utah, from 2005–2007.

2002 Winter Paralympics

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The opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Paralympics was also held in the stadium on March 7, 2002.
Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium – opening ceremonies

Utah Utes football

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Rice–Eccles Stadium replaced Rice Stadium, the former home field of the Utah Utes football team.
The Utah college football program began in 1892 and has played home games at the current site of Rice-Eccles Stadium since 1927.

Rio Tinto Stadium

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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.
Because the stadium was under construction throughout 2008 and did not open until late in the year, most of Real Salt Lake's 2008 season was spent in their original home at Rice-Eccles Stadium, on the grounds of the University of Utah in downtown Salt Lake City.

2002 Utah Utes football team

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Since 2002, the playing field at Rice–Eccles Stadium has been FieldTurf, a next-generation infilled synthetic turf, which was most recently replaced in 2009.

Salt Lake Stallions

The Alliance Salt Lake City charter franchise was announced to play at Rice Eccles Stadium by the Alliance of American Football on May 14, 2018.

2000 Utah Utes football team

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A full natural grass was installed in 2000 for two seasons, then was covered by asphalt blacktop for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in February.

AMA Supercross Championship

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The stadium hosted a round of the AMA Supercross Championship from 2001 to 2004, 2009 to 2013 and 2017.

List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums

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