BYU Football Will Fly Out Of Salt Lake City For Arkansas Game

Sep 14, 2023, 1:13 PM | Updated: 1:14 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU football goes on the road this weekend for the first time in the 2023 season. The Cougars are gearing up to travel down to SEC Country to face the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Trips against teams in the SEC don’t happen for BYU. The last time BYU faced a team from the Southeastern Conference was 2019 against Tennessee. But something that happens even less for BYU is flying out of Salt Lake City.

BYU typically flies from Provo Airport, located six miles west of BYU’s campus. This week, the flight has to be from Salt Lake City International Airport as Provo Airport undergoes scheduled maintenance on the runways.

Provo Airport undergoing runway maintenance

“This week, [Provo airport is] resurfacing the tarmac. So this is the first time that I’ve actually traveled out of Salt Lake for any of our away games,” said BYU defensive end Tyler Batty during his weekly interview with KSL Sports on the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

BYU will take buses from Provo to Salt Lake City before taking a nonstop afternoon flight into Fayetteville, Arkansas.

When flying out of Provo, players drive to the airport on their own.

“So normally, you just take your car to the airport, park it, walk out, get on the plane, and away we go. It’s pretty sweet,” Batty said on the usual travel out of Provo Airport.

BYU football will fly out of Provo again next week

BYU will return to its usual travel schedule next week when they leave for their first Big 12 Conference game against the Kansas Jayhawks on September 23. Provo Airport is expected to resume operations on Tuesday, September 19.

During the flight, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake and the coaching staff usually sit in Delta’s Comfort+ section. BYU’s starters get the chance to sit in first class.

Hal & Fili are holding it down on the ground

While coaches, staff, and players enjoy the comforts of charter flights, the BYU football equipment truck is on the road. Equipment truck drivers Hal & Fili left BYU’s Student Athlete Building on Wednesday night.

It’s the first road trip for BYU’s new wrap on the track.

BYU vs. Arkansas

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Kickoff: 5:30 p.m.


Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM) — Extended pregame coverage begins at Noon

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

Cougar Tracks

BYU vs Cincinnati, Kamden Garrett, Score Prediction...

Mitch Harper

BYU vs. Cincinnati: Game Day Preview Plus Score Prediction

It's game day as BYU gets set to host its first-ever Big 12 Conference home game.

3 days ago

Isaac Rex, BYU Football, Travis Kelce...

Mitch Harper

BYU’s Isaac Rex Reflects On Time He Met NFL Star Travis Kelce

Isaac Rex is gearing up to take on Travis Kelce's alma mater, Cincinnati. So naturally, we discussed Kelce and Taylor Swift.

3 days ago


Mitch Harper

Instant Takeaways From BYU’s Conference-Opening Loss To Kansas

The BYU Cougars dropped their first league game as a member of the Big 12 Conference, a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks.

8 days ago

BYU vs Kansas, David Booth Memorial Stadium, Score Prediction...

Mitch Harper

BYU vs. Kansas: Game Day Preview Plus Score Prediction

It's go time for BYU in the Big 12 Conference. How will they fare against Kansas?

9 days ago

Jalon Daniels, Kansas, BYU Football...

Mitch Harper

Will BYU Slow Down Kansas QB Jalon Daniels?

BYU looks to shut down the Big 12's preseason offensive player of the year.

10 days ago

Darius Lassiter, BYU Football, Brother...

Mitch Harper

BYU/Kansas Will Be Proud Moment For Lassiter Family

BYU versus Kansas will be a family affair for Darius and Kwinton Lassiter on Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.

11 days ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

BYU Football Will Fly Out Of Salt Lake City For Arkansas Game