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2017 UNLV Football Fan Experience Enhancements

In July 2017, UNLV Athletics conducted a survey to learn more about the current football gameday experience in an effort to improve the atmosphere for season ticket holders, students and general fans. Fans provided their input on items including pre-game tailgating, in-game entertainment and the overall gameday atmosphere at a Rebel Football game.

The UNLV Athletics Department listened carefully to all suggestions and comments provided. Based on these results, the following will be implemented over the course of the 2017 season to enhance the fan experience at Rebel Football games.

  1. All-in-one Rebel Sports App launch
    UNLV will be launching a brand new gameday app during the fall season to provide fans with important communication and information before, during and after games.
  2. Exclusive experiential opportunities for season ticket holders through the Season Ticket Holder Perks Program
    • Access to special concession lines with the Perks Credential
    • Introduction of "Season Ticket Holder of the Game" on-field promotion
    • Access to exclusive appreciation events with Coach Sanchez and the team
  3. A commitment to our students
    • Provide students with free or discounted nonstop transportation options between campus and SBS on gameday
    • Creation of the Rebel Village, a tailgate experience for UNLV students
    • "Rebel Entourage" on-field experience for incoming freshmen at the home opener (CLICK HERE for more info and to sign-up)
  4. Improvements to the overall tailgating experience, no matter where you celebrate before the game
    • Star Nursery Field & Unpaved Lots:
      • Increase number of restroom options and garbage cans
      • Addition of five food trucks at Star Nursery Field
      • Dust control initiatives including a partnership with Las Vegas Paving and increased water truck usage
    • Rebel Block Party:
      • More seating and shaded areas
      • Expanded Kid Zone activity center
      • Enhanced entertainment
      • More appearances by UNLV coaches and student athletes
  5. Increased emphasis on gameday staff friendliness and facility cleanliness
    • AD and staff to hold pregame meetings with ushers
    • Commitment to a cleaner concourse experience in bathrooms and concession areas
    • Implementation of a Secret Shopper program
  6. Enhancements to the in-game experience
    • Development of more engaging in-game entertainment:
      • Increase video content through Rebel Football videos and instant replays
      • More halftime entertainment and acts to engage fans
    • Improvements to cell service and cell coverage at Sam Boyd Stadium and the surrounding areas
      • Sam Boyd Stadium will install a DAS (distributed antenna system) within the stadium this season to enhance fan's cell service in the surrounding areas
    • Addition of a craft beer area on the west concourse

  7. Enhancements to entry/exit and clearer directional signage both outside and in SBS
    • Work with Clark County traffic managers and Henderson police to sync stop lights on gameday for a smoother SBS entrance and exit
    • Increase parking attendant knowledge through continued education and gameday map card handouts

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