Nestled below the Wasatch Front of the Uinta Mountains on the northeast corner of the University of Utah campus, Ute Field is one of the most picturesque venues in the nation.
Serving at the team’s home since its inception, Utah has a 138-48-20 (.718) record at Ute Field. Since joining the Pac-12, Utah is 35-13-11 at home.
Utah averaged 1,217 fans per home game in 2016, ranking second-best in the school history. The Utes also ranked in the top third of the Pac-12 and 17th in the nation in attendance average last season. The Labor Day 2016 match with BYU drew 2,064 fans for the second-largest crowd in school history. The all-time record is 2,552 set against BYU on Sept. 5, 2014 before new protocols were put into place.
NCAA Tournament action returned to Ute Field in 2016 with a first-round win over Texas Tech. The U. also hosted NCAA first- and second-round games in 2003, ’05 and ‘06. The Mountain West Conference Championship took place at Ute Field in 2006.
Numerous upgrades were made to the facility from 2002-04. Permanent seating accommodating over 800 fans and a 1,000-square-foot ticketing, concessions and restrooms facility was erected on the south side of the field. A new irrigation system was installed and the scoreboard was relocated to the west side. The final phase of the project was the installation of lights in the fall of 2004. Donations totaling $560,000 from the Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Foundation funded most of the project.
A pedestrian mall along the south side of Ute Field connects to the University Medical Center TRAX line, allowing for easy fan access. New windscreens, banners and flags were installed before the 2014 season to further enhance the aesthetics of Ute Field.