Rice Eccles Stadium

Olympic Stadium - Rice-Eccles Stadium

Olympic Stadium

Rice-Eccles Stadium is the University of Utah's stadium for athletic events. During the Winter Games, the stadium transformed into an incredible public stage, hosting the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The stadium has a potential seating capacity of 56,000.


Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium
451 South 1400 East


Base: 1305 m/4700 ft (average for Salt Lake area)

Agreement Of Use

Contract completed
Exclusive use dates: 25 November 2001-15 April 2002

Post Olympic Use

University of Utah stadium.

Planned Capacity



Drive south on State Street to 400 South and turn left. Follow 400 South to 1400 East. Stadium located on University of Utah campus.

Venue History

The Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium on the University of Utah campus hosted the Games' Opening Ceremony on February 8, 2002, and Closing Ceremony on February 24, 2002. The stadium underwent reconstruction prior to the events, including the addition of temporary seating which raised the capacity to 56,000 spectators.

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