Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City

Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City

Rice–Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Utah. 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." When Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995, it was obvious that Rice Stadium was not suitable to serve as the main stadium for the games. The concrete, timber and earth-fill facility had been built in 1927 and was showing its age. However, in 1997, Spencer Eccles, a University of Utah alumnus and chairman of Utah's biggest bank, First Security Corporation, announced that the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation would donate $10 million toward the reconstruction of the stadium. In recognition of this gift, the University of Utah won permission from the Eccles family to add George Eccles' name to the stadium alongside that of Robert L. Rice, who had funded the original stadium in 1972.
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Sight Name: Rice–Eccles Stadium
Sight Location: Salt Lake City, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

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Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Salt Lake City Temple Square Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area

Tour of Salt Lake City's University Area

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Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 Km or 5.6 Miles