The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels football team is one of the most accomplished programs in the State of Nevada. UNLV has been playing football since 1968 and has won over 220 games. The rebels moved up to Division I in 1978, and have been competing in the highest level of college football ever since. UNLV has been a member of the Mountain West Conference since 1999, placing the Rebels against many of the West’s toughest programs. The list of notable former Rebels is long and includes names like Randall Cunningham, Isaako Aaitui, Joe Hawley, Adam Seward, Frank Summers, Eric Wright, and Jason Thomas. The Rebels have seen a resurgence of success in recent years, going to their first bowl game in over a decade following the 2013 season. This breath of life back into the program has excited fans and boosters, and game days at Sam Boyd are as loud as ever. Look for UNLV to build on this success as the Scarlet and Gray push towards their first Mountain West Title. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for UNLV Rebels football tickets.
UNLV Rebels Football at Sam Boyd Stadium Address: 7000 E. Russell Road Whitney, Nevada, 89122
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels football team plays their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada. Sam Boyd Stadium has been home to the rebels since 1971, and can seat over 36,000 fans. Originally named Las Vegas Stadium, the venue has changed its name multiple times, finally being renamed Sam Boyd Stadium in 1994 after the major pioneer in the casino and hotel business in the city. Since 1992, the Stadium has also been home to the Las Vegas Bowl, which is held each December. Sam Boyd Stadium features a horseshoe shaped seating arrangement with an open north end zone. On special occasions, temporary seating is erected in the open space to push the capacity of the stadium to over 40,000. In 2014, the University announced that it would be adding a brand new LED scoreboard above the Stadium, adding to the already great atmosphere at Sam Boyd.
UNLV vs. Nevada
Appropriately named The Battle For Nevada, this is the biggest football rivalry in the State of Nevada. Since 1970 the winner of the game has been awarded the Fremont Cannon, which is one of the biggest and most iconic trophies in college football. The wheels and base of the trophy are painted in the winning team’s colors, adding to the incentive to bring the trophy home. This game has it all, with division and conference implications, massive impact on in-state recruiting, and major state bragging rights on the line.
UNLV vs. BYU
This series has been played over 17 times since the teams first met in 1978. The game was contested as a conference rivalry when both the Rebels and Cougars were members of the WAC, and later the MWC. The future of the rivalry was put into question when the Cougars left the MWC to become an independent, but the willingness of both programs to contest the game in the non-conference has delighted fans that hope this great rivalry continues.
UNLV Rebels Event Guide
How can I buy cheap UNLV Rebels tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of UNLV Rebels football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. UNLV tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MWC opponents like Fresno State, Boise State, and San Diego State can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase UNLV tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 UNLV Rebels football schedule?
The Rebels 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MWC. UNLV plays in the MWC West Division, which means games against Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, and San Jose State. Game times are announced by the MWC as soon as the TV schedule is set. UNLV’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Nevada in the Battle for Nevada. If you are looking for Rebels news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official UNLV Rebels team roster.
Can I buy UNLV Rebels football season tickets?
UNLV Rebels season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase UNLV football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Sam Boyd Stadium.
What is the best UNLV rivalry game during the season?
Without a doubt the biggest game on the Rebels schedule every season is the Battle for Nevada. The two most storied programs in the State meeting on the gridiron for the right to bring home one of college football’s most unique and exciting trophies, seems like a dream scenario but happens annually in Nevada. In 2012 the schools announced the start of the Governor’s challenge, which is a competition that encompasses all sports and academics between UNLV and Nevada, adding even more intrigue and competitiveness to this matchup. This game is often a showcase for the best football talent in the State and is easily the biggest football event in Nevada.
What is the best game day tradition at a Rebels home game?
UNLV has a number of great traditions. One of the more unique traditions happens before the game. In the days and hours prior to kickoff, students and fans walk past the statue of Hey Reb! in front of the alumni center, and rub his exquisite mustache. Rubbing Reb’s mustache is thought to bring the team good luck in the upcoming game and has become a right-of-passage for Rebels fans.