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General MUSS FAQs
What is The MUSS?
The MUSS is the University of Utah’s student fan club for a number of the athletics teams on campus including football, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and baseball. Currently, the Football MUSS is the only one with an official registration process. Established in 2002, The MUSS became the most popular student section in the Mountain West Conference and is looking to do the same in the Pac-12. In 2004, it was named one of the Top Five Student Sections in the country by ESPN, and the same honor was given in 2014 by NCAA.com.
Why should I join The MUSS?
The MUSS gives students opportunities at and around athletics events that they normally wouldn’t receive. Football MUSS members receive a reserved seat for each home football game and are invited to attend an exclusive tailgate before each home football game. The tailgates include free food and prize giveaways. Football MUSS members are also given the opportunity to travel to an away game for a discounted price. Each MUSS member also receives a one-of-a-kind MUSS T-shirt. The MUSS provides an exciting and memorable experience for students at athletics events. Students who join The MUSS develop a bond with other students on campus and also with the athletics teams. We hope that MUSS members will become lifelong University of Utah fans!
What does The MUSS stand for?
The MUSS is a word taken from the school's fight song. The dictionary definition of muss is a state of disorder, confusion or chaos. The MUSS has also been termed the “Mighty Utah Student Section.”
You must be a University of Utah student to join The MUSS. MUSS members are given the option to register non-student guests. If you will not be enrolled in classes during the sport season, you will need to join as a guest.
How do guest memberships work?
Guests can be nonstudents, family members, friends, etc. All Football MUSS members, and their guests, will receive a seating assignment in The MUSS section. This assignment will stay the same all season, and members' seating will be adjacent to that of their guests. For other sports without assigned seating, MUSS members and guests may sit in the MUSS section. To enter Rice-Eccles Stadium or the Huntsman Center, you must either present your student ID card (which will be scanned) or use Flash Seats (for MUSS members who prefer, or any member with a guest attached). Members and guests must enter together because the seats are in one account (unless the tickets are transferred to another Flash Seats account, which is subject to a transfer fee). If you need or want to use Flash Seats, more info is located here: http://utahtickets.com/flash-seats
. Flash Seats allow you to enter by using the credit card used for the tickets, or you may download an app to a smartphone and enter by using the phone. To create a Flash Seats account, log in to your Utah tickets account and follow the prompts.
NOTE: You must wear your MUSS lanyard to each game or you will be sent to the Standing Room Only section.
Why do my guests need guest memberships?
As a University of Utah student, you pay athletics fees in your tuition; those fees allow you to attend U athletic events for free. Since your guests are not students, and don’t pay the athletic fees, they need to pay to enter the athletic events.
How many guests am I allowed to have?
Football: For the 2017 football season, each reserved-seat MUSS member is allowed to register two guests for an additional $235 each. SRO members can register one guest.
Basketball: Each MUSS member is allowed to bring up to four guests to each game for free. Guest tickets can be picked up at the student entrance of the Huntsman Center on game day.
How are seating assignments determined?
Football: The MUSS seating assignments are based on when you register for The MUSS. The sooner you register, the better seats you will receive.
- If you create or join a group, the average registration time of the group will determine where you are seated. If your entire group registers on the first day, you will have a better chance of good seats. If a member of your group registers late, it will push your entire group back in the seating chart.
- If you register two non-student guests with your football membership, you will automatically be seated in the upper bowl, which begins at row 26. Registering one non-student guest will not automatically push you into the upper bowl.
Basketball: The basketball MUSS is general admission, so there is no seating chart.
Does The MUSS provide accessible seating for members with disabilities?
Yes, The MUSS works to accommodate students with disabilities. The student must be registered with the University of Utah’s Center for Disability Services and must meet the ADA requirements. If you require special accommodations, you must notify The MUSS. We will work to fulfill your request, while also taking your registration time into account.