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Due to popular demand, the University of Utah Athletic Department is bringing back the 2011 Utah Football Ultimate Tailgating Championship on April 16th before the Red & White Spring Football Game. It will be bigger and better this year since we plan to utilize the entire west stadium lot! After careful consideration of last years' feedback we have made a few changes and additions to this year's competition:

This will be our first look at the inaugural Pac-12 Utah Football team and we need Ute Nation to represent! This competition will once again determine which tailgating fans have the most Utah pride. Do you have what it takes to be the 2011 Official Utah Tailgate Champion?

Click Here to Register for the 2011 Ultimate Tailgate Championship

More Information:

Click Here - Best Grilled Tailgate Food Competition Details <<

If your Ultimate Tailgating Championship team decides to enter the Best Grilled Tailgate Food competition, please refer to the following guidelines:

  • Must indicate participation in Best Grilled Food Competition at the time of online registration.
  • Contestants may submit any grilled tailgating food that you feel is best.
  • Only one grilled food entry per tailgate.
  • Grilled food may NOT be professionally done, catered or delivered.
  • Must provide five (5) food samples for each of our celebrity judges.
  • Please cut all food samples into five (5) bites for judging.
  • At 6:00 am check-in, you will receive a to-go box with your assigned tailgating team number on it. This to-go box is what your five (5) food samples must be submitted in.
  • No food samples will be accepted in any other container than the to-go box provided to you at check-in.
  • Food samples must be submitted to the food-judging tent on the stadium plaza level located at the main entrance of Rice-Eccles Stadium South Tower by 10:30 am - NO LATE SAMPLES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Food will not be judged at individual tailgating areas.
  • Please thoroughly cook all meats, and properly store food at appropriate temperatures to prevent food borne illnesses.


Click Here to Register for the 2011 Ultimate Tailgate Championship

Click Here - Utah Ultimate Tailgating Championship Awards <<

The Ultimate Tailgate Champion will receive:

  • Designated tailgating spot of their choice (2 passes = 4 parking stalls) in the Guardsman lot for the 2011 football season. This location will be marked with a champions banner.
  • On-field recognition at a 2011 home football game.
  • Gigantic Ultimate Tailgate Champion trophy.
  • A year's supply of Coke.
  • $250 Gift Card to the University Bookstore.
  • Official Ultimate Tailgate Champions flag with long pole.
  • Utah football autographed by Coach Whittingham.
  • Official bragging rights as Utah's Ultimate Tailgate Champion.
  • Many other Utah prizes.

Divisional Champions and Food Champion will receive:

  • On-field recognition at a 2011 home football game.
  • Ultimate Tailgate Champions trophy.
  • Official Ultimate Tailgate Champions flag with long pole.
  • Utah football autographed by Coach Whittingham.
  • A special Utah Ultimate Tailgate Champions prize pack.
  • Many other Utah Prizes.

Click Here to Register for the 2011 Ultimate Tailgate Championship

Click Here - Basic Tailgate Information <<
  • Must Register On-line
  • 2011 Ultimate Utah Football Tailgating Championship takes place on April 16th in the Rice-Eccles Stadium West parking lot
  • Tailgating spots are being reserved on a first come, first serve basis - limited number of spots in each Division available
  • Restrooms will be available on the west concourse of the stadium and Port-a-Potties will be located on the West end of the parking lot near the UTA Trax Station
  • Dumpsters will be provided - Bring your own trash bags please
  • Lot opens at 6:00am for registered participants to check-in and begin setting up their reserved tailgate area
  • Lot closes to traffic and moving vehicles at 11:00am for the safety of our tailgating participants
  • Anonymous judging will begin at 10:00am
  • Winners will be announced at half-time of the Spring football Game that begins at 1pm inside Rice-Eccles Stadium
  • Registration closes on Friday, April 8th or before if capacity is reached

Ultimate Utah Football Tailgating Championship Rules and Regulations

Please read the following Guardsman Way parking/tailgate policies. All policies will be enforced and the pass holder of record will be solely responsible for following these policies and any additional enforcement by University staff or Police.

  • Each pass in the Guardsman Way parking area is permitted two parking spaces regardless of the size of the vehicle.
  • Saving spaces and taking more than your allotted space is not permitted.
  • All RVs, buses and vehicles with any size trailer must arrive at the Guardsman Way parking area at least THREE hours before kick-off. Any of these vehicles arriving after this time will be directed to a Lot #4 parking area.
  • Any duplication, alteration or misuse of this pass is not permitted.
  • Corporate signage or advertising of any kind is not permitted in the Guardsman Way parking area, or on University property, without express written approval of the Utah Athletics department.
  • Fundraising, selling or soliciting in any form is not permitted in the Guardsman Way parking area, or on University property, without express written approval of the Utah Athletics Department. (For more information on obtaining access to sell merchandise please call Doug Knuth 801-585-UTES)
  • Distribution or selling of any unapproved or unlicensed merchandise and products is illegal. Distribution or selling of approved and licensed merchandise or products is permitted in the Guardsman Way parking area, or on University property, only with the express written approval of the Utah Athletics department.
  • The Guardsman Way parking area will close at 6:00pm on Friday night and open at 6:00am Saturday morning for Saturday games. The Guardsman Way parking area will be closed to football parking/tailgating until 3:00pm for weekday games.


Click Here to Register for the 2011 Ultimate Tailgate Championship

We would like to thank the following Licensed Vendors for Donating to the Ultimate Tailgate Championship

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