University of Utah football starts Thursday, Sept. 2, and while nothing is certain in college football these days, it's a good bet that the Utes' farewell season in the Mountain West Conference will be one of the team's most exciting ever. Season tickets are sold out for 2010, and single-game tickets are going fast for Ute home games at Rice-Eccles stadium, a beautiful 45,000-seat stadium in the foothills of the Wasatch.Rice-Eccles Stadium is the largest sports facility in the Salt Lake area and can hold more than 47,000 fans. Rice-Eccles underwent a major renovation in 1997-98 in preparation for the opening and closing ceremonies of the the 2002 Winter Olympics. In addition to football, the stadium has hosted major concert tours such as U2 and the Rolling Stones, and sporting events such as motocross. Event facilities in the stadium's west tower can be rented for weddings and other large parties.Fan Guide to Rice-Eccles StadiumUtah Utes 2010 Football ScheduleBecome an About SLC Facebook FanFollow Aboutslc on TwitterPhoto courtesy University of Utah. Read more from Marsha Maxwell at saltlakecity.about.com.