February 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

As the University of Utah’s plan to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium keeps moving through a lengthy approval process, the school is adding a $25 fee to 2019 season tickets to help fund the South end zone project. In a letter asking for season-ticket renewals Friday, athletic director Mark Harlan announced a 5-percent increase in Crimson Club scholarship donations for season-ticket access to chair seats and premium bleacher seats, with a seven-game home schedule. For the first time, Utah also is requiring donations for the North end zone ($50) and bleacher seats in the corners ($25). A legislative committee this week recommended approval of bonding for the $80 million renovation to the South end zone, although the state won’t provide funding. The $25 season-ticket fee, not previously announced, has always been part of the department’s financing plan, Kull said. -Kurt Kragthorpe, sltrib. Read More.

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