The New Jersey university’s football team plays in the High Point Solutions Stadium on its Busch Campus in Piscataway. The Scarlet Knights compete in the Big Ten Conference. They’re ranked No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The team’s biggest rivals include Princeton, Penn State and Minnesota.
The current stadium opened in 1994 and seats 52,454 fans. It is the home of Rutgers’ NCAA football and men’s lacrosse teams and was the first stadium in the nation to feature FieldTurf for game-day use. It was also the first to allow spectators to interact with a large digital video scoreboard. In 2009, the stadium underwent a major expansion to add more seats and amenities. This expansion included a new entrance off River Road and a Brown Football Recruiting Pavilion and Welcome Center.
In order to re-energize the fanbase and enhance the game day experience, the university partnered with Maryland-based integration firm Washington Professional Systems (WPS) to upgrade the existing sound system with an industry-leading, state-of-the-art digital audio system. The system was based on Fulcrum Acoustic’s AHS-series steerable loudspeaker arrays. WPS also installed fiber optic, ethernet and analog line-level cabling to support the system.
Unlike some other major college stadiums, tailgating is allowed at all Rutgers University parking lots. The lots open 5 hours before kickoff and spots closer to the stadium tend to sell out fast. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, but can’t bring oversized items or anything that could be considered a weapon. Additionally, alcohol, outside food and beverage containers, balloons, posters, pets and smoking are prohibited.