UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Student Gameday Experience Enhancements For Football Announced


Rebel Village, a tailgate experience for UNLV students, along with transportation options and Rebel Entourage to be implemented

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In addition to conducting season ticket holder and general fan surveys this summer, UNLV Athletics also asked students for their opinions on the gameday experience at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The goal was to learn what preferences were and where enhancements could be made in terms of the gameday experience, engagement and atmosphere at the stadium. UNLV listened carefully and reviewed all feedback to determine what improvements would have the most impact.

“UNLV students provide such an incredible vibrancy to our campus and sporting events,” said Desiree Reed-Francois, UNLV’s Director of Athletics. “We are committed to enhancing the student experience as much as our students enhance the atmosphere at our games. We will continue to look for ways to create the best student experience possible.”

The FANtastic 7 was announced Friday – seven initiatives that will be implemented over the course of the 2017 UNLV Football season. Student-centered enhancements are a major focus on the list.

The initial student enhancements include:

• Rebel Village: A tailgate experience for UNLV students, featuring complimentary food, activities, live entertainment and more at every UNLV Football game this fall. Rebel Village will open three hours prior to kickoff.

• Transportation Options: Students will be provided with free nonstop transportation between the UNLV campus and Sam Boyd Stadium on gameday. Students will be able to claim free Rebel Ride bus passes for the RTCNV transit system at all resident hall front desks as well as the CSUN office in the Student Union. The bus route will leave from the UNLV transit center, and drop off at Rebel Village in approximately 25 minutes or less. Information on additional transportation options will be available soon.

• Rebel Entourage: UNLV freshmen, new and transfer students will have a chance to lead the Rebel Football team onto the field at the home opener, Saturday, September 2, against Howard University. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. Students may CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up.

All student tickets are FREE for UNLV sporting events. Student football tickets are available starting at 10 a.m. the Sunday prior to every home game. Student tickets may be requested by CLICKING HERE.


UNLV football kicks off the 2017 season by hosting Howard University on September 2 at 6 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Single-game and season tickets are on sale now by visiting or calling (702) 739-FANS. In addition, special ticket pricing is available for groups of least 20 by contacting Dan Johnson at or calling (702) 895-1885.

Season tickets to all six home dates for UNLV’s 50th year on the gridiron remain on sale and start as low as $99 (plus fees). Log on to or call (702) 739-FANS to purchase or for more information.

Mini-plans are also available now with special pricing for two- and three-game packages. The Scarlet Plan allows the to purchase of any three home games starting as low as $51 (plus fees), while the Gray Plan features any two home games starting as low as $34 (plus fees).

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UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Student Gameday Experience Enhancements For Football Announced
UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Student Gameday Experience Enhancements For Football Announced