When the Alliance of American Football kicks off at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on February 23, it will make history. The Salt Lake Stallions are the first professional football team to call Utah home.
Former NFL and college head coach Dennis Erickson, who won two national championships (1989, 1991) during his stint (1989-94) at Miami, will be roaming the sidelines. Coaching in Salt Lake City is a homecoming of sorts for Erickson, whose 40-plus year coaching career appeared to end when he left Utah in 2016. He was the assistant head coach at the time.
Erickson was twice selected the Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year (1992, 2000).
The Stallions kick off their inaugural season with back-to-back road games, at Arizona on February 10 and at Birmingham on February 16. The Stallions will host Arizona in their home debut on February 23 at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah.
The Stallions have multiple ticket options available. With the season set to start the weekend after the Super Bowl, below is a look.
Salt Lake Stallions season-ticket holders will get a bevy of benefits, including invitations to year-round special events, merchandise discounts, first rights to playoff tickets, a special inaugural season gift and invitations to behind-the-scenes events with players and coaches. Season tickets start at $75 and include all five Stallions home games.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS
Primary market partner SmithTix has seats available for all Stallions home games, beginning as low as $19. For the home opener, the best seats currently available are in the lower bowl at the 50-yard line behind the Stallions bench in Section W12, Row 7 and cost $150.
Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more and include exclusive fan experiences. The Stallions suggest group tickets for birthday parties, corporate outings, charity fundraisers or recruitment events. Fans can request more information about group tickets through the team website.
From suites to 50-yard line seats, the Stallions have three options for premium experiences. The “Scholarship Box” option puts fans in the stadium’s West Tower and offers stadium seating and hospitality, both indoors and out. The seats are located near the 50-yard line are considered the most luxurious in Rice-Eccles Stadium. In addition, the Tower is known for having one of the best views in all of Salt Lake City.
“VIP Level” seats are chair-back seats in the first 20 rows at the 50-yard line. VIP ticket holders get all season-ticket holder advantages plus an invite to a “premium-level event” and a free concessions package, while “Hospitality Suites” provide a climate-controlled place to socialize or entertain.