REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS: SATURDAY, JULY 9 V. FC DALLAS
Rio Tinto Presents Rematch of 2010 Western Conference Semifinals at Rio Tinto Stadium
SANDY, Utah (Friday, July 8, 2011) – The busy home slate for Real Salt Lake (7-3-6, 27 pts.; 4th in West) this summer will continue this Saturday, July 9, when the Utah side will play host to FC Dallas (10-4-4, 34 pts.; 2nd in West) in a rematch of their 2010 Western Conference Semifinal playoff series. Saturday’s clash between the pair of Western Conference powers will be presented by Rio Tinto, with kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy set for 7:00 p.m. MT.
Tickets for this massive Western Conference matchup remain available and can be purchased in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT and on gameday beginning at 10:00 a.m., over the phone at 801-727-2700 or online at www.RealSaltLake.com.
Carnival Real Starts Kicking at 5:00 for Saturday’s Contest
Fans and families are encouraged to arrive early for Saturday’s match against FC Dallas, as good times and giveaways will be available for the taking at the Carnival Real pre-game festival on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium, starting at 5:00 p.m. MT. Booths and displays will be hosted by several of RSL’s partners, including:
Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, Comcast, the FBI National Child Identification Program, Ford, Kentucky Fried Chicken (Chuckin’ for Chicken), Mountain America Credit Union, State Farm, Wasatch Property, and XanGo (free samples).
When Rio Tinto Stadium’s gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m., fans will also have the opportunity to visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety (Designated Driver/Responsibility Has Its Rewards sign-up) booths, both located on the northeast concourse. In addition, fans will be able to chime in with their two cents during the ESPN 700 Pre-game Show and visit the RSL Ticketing booth to find out the best ways to keep visiting the best park in Major League Soccer throughout the remainder of RSL’s 2011 campaign.
RSL Team Store Dishing the Ball with Latest “Special of the Week”
The RSL Team Store has always relished in assisting its customers, and this week it can't wait to dish the ball around some more! As part of the RSL Team Store’s featured “Special of the Week,” through Saturday’s gameday against FC Dallas, fans that purchase an adult-size replica RSL home or away jersey will receive a free RSL/adidas replica size 5 ball. In addition, fans can also take advantage of the other current deals being offered at the RSL Team Store, including:
- Mini and size 5 replica RSL soccer balls – $10
- Purchase any pair of RSL shorts (youth or adult) and receive a free RSL tumbler
- All RSL away jerseys (infant, toddler, youth or adult) for 20% off
- Purchase 2 RSL slouch hats for $25 (a $15 savings!)
Fans wishing to receive more information on any of the ever-expanding line of Claret-and Cobalt swag in the store are encouraged to dial the RSL Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888, or visit the store in-person during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT, Monday-Saturday (the RSL Team Store will be open for business at 10:00 a.m. for this Saturday’s gameday).
Miss the Lines, Not the Moment with RSLexpress!
Why would you want to leave your seat during what is sure to be an action-packed match against FC Dallas? Well now there’s one less reason to have to head up the aisle, as the best way to “get your snack on” at Rio Tinto Stadium is through the RSLexpress in-seat delivery service, powered by Mangia. Mangia is making your life easier by offering a quick and convenient way for you to get your food – there’s no need to waste time in lines, and you won’t have to wait until halftime anymore!
RSLexpress allows fans to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise using their mobile phone, with their order being delivered directly to their seat in just minutes! It’s easy to use RSLexpress, and creating an account is free – just visit www.RSLexpress.com to start enjoying in-seat delivery from a mobile device. For instructions on ordering from an iPhone, the mobile web, or via text message, visit Mangia’s “How To” page, or call 877-762-6442.
C. R. Oldham to Be Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Hero Among Us”
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize C. R. Oldham of Layton, Utah, as Saturday’s recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor. In 2008, after losing his own daughter to cancer, C. R. quit his job, sold his house and moved his family to Layton in order to start a HopeKids Chapter, where children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases can find hope for the future. Originally charged with aiding 30 children by providing them with fun activities and events to look forward to, C. R. is now the Executive Director of HopeKids SLC and caters to four hundred kids throughout the Utah region, making the world a brighter place for struggling families by providing these children with hope for the future. For this much-needed service to the community, Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize C. R. Oldham as Saturday’s “Hero Among Us.”
For more information on the Real Salt Lake/American Express “Heroes Among Us” program, including details on how to nominate candidates for the 2011 season and biographies of past recipients, visit the “Heroes Among Us” page under the “Community” section of www.RealSaltLake.com. In addition, candidate submissions can be returned via email to heroesamongus@RealSaltLake.com, fax to 801-727-1469, or mail to the address below:
Rio Tinto Stadium
Attn: Heroes Among Us/Lesley Clark
9526 State Street
Sandy, Utah 84070
Saturday’s Group & Guest Recognitions
- National Anthem performers: Mountain Blue
- RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”: C. R. Oldham
- OhMyCrafts.com “Mom of the Match”: Nicole Bennett
- U.S. Bank Little Leo of the Game: Omar Aguilar
- Ball Kids: Victor’s Tires Kids
- Pre-game Verizon Wireless “Parade of Kings” participants & recognized groups: American Fork H.S. Girls Soccer, Impact Tournament participants, Taylorsville H.S. Girls Soccer, TC United/Western Lights participants, UYSA and Victor’s Tires.