Thousands of University of Utah fans will be making their way to campus in the coming weeks and months to cheer on and celebrate hundreds of U student-athletes. Some are loyal to just one sport such as football, basketball or gymnastics. For many others, their passion for sports runs so deep they need to spread the love and attend as many games, meets, matches and doubleheaders as possible.
To all U fans we say “Welcome!” and FanUP. Good sportsmanship, respect and consideration of others are the tenets that make U fans the best fans in the land both on and off the field, court or pitch. See the full calendar of currently scheduled events here.
"We want to be very clear that profanity, public intoxication, rude and disrespectful behavior, racial and derogatory comments or verbal attacks directed at individuals or groups will not be tolerated," stated President Taylor Randall and Athletics Director Mark Harlan stated in a letter to all football ticket holders.
"Anyone who engages in unsafe or inappropriate conduct will be removed from the premises, may lose all privileges and access for future university events and could be reported to law enforcement," the letter continues. "We encourage all of you to help us identify and call-out inappropriate behavior so that our event staff can ensure a safe and great experience for our student-athletes, coaches, staff and spectators. If you see something, say something!" Read the full letter here.
The FanUP initiative asks all U fans to treat all athletes and fans from the opposing teams as welcome guests while on our campus. When U fans take the FanUP pledge, they commit to:
- Supporting our Utah athletes and welcoming visiting teams and their fans
- Promoting a family friendly experience
- Enjoying the game responsibly
- Cheer loud and be Ute proud
If you see inappropriate or concerning behavior during the game, please text “FANUP” to 69050 and include a description and location of the incident.
Student members of the Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS) have agreed to abide by the Fan Behavior Guidelines as part of the rules and regulations of Rice-Eccles Stadium and the FanUP initiative. Additionally, students will be held accountable to the Student Code of Rights & Responsibilities and are expected to be aware of these policies/regulations and behave accordingly.
The following behaviors will be cause for ejection from the MUSS and from Rice-Eccles Stadium:
- Alcohol possession
- Public intoxication
- Excessive language
- Rude and disrespectful behavior
- Throwing items
- Overcrowding – your area will be given a warning but if the overcrowding continues the entire row could be ejected
- Smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco
All ejections will be made at the discretion of stadium security and University Police. If you are ejected from the stadium, you lose the privilege of attending the next home football game.
Thank you, Utah fans, for supporting our teams. U games should be a loud and rowdy atmosphere, but not at the expense of anyone else’s enjoyment. You are the most loyal fans in the Pac-12 and we are excited to join with you to cheer on our student-athletes in competition. They are working hard to succeed and will appreciate your FanUP support this season!