SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake has announced that it will host its 2014 Jersey Event on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL will put its re-designed jerseys on sale at the event, which will also feature a walkthrough of the team’s newly remodeled locker room and a fan meet-and-greet with RSL Head Coach Jeff Cassar and several Claret-and-Cobalt players.
The first 100 fans at the event to purchase a 2014 Real Salt Lake home jersey will receive a numbered certificate to commemorate the first-ever purchases of the new uniform. The event is part of Major League Soccer’s second-annual Jersey Week, a concept celebrating the art, detail and nuance behind every club’s jersey.
The March 4 event will only be open to a very limited number of Real Salt Lake fans. Reservations to the event will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, with RSL Season Ticket Holders getting the first opportunity to RSVP to the event. The general public will be given a chance to RSVP to the event only if any reservations remain available following the RSL Season Ticket Holder RSVP period.
Information on how RSL Season Ticket Holders can RSVP to the event will be distributed via the team’s weekly season ticket holder newsletter later on Monday.
In addition to celebrating RSL’s newly re-designed jerseys, the March 4 event will also commemorate Real Salt Lake’s groundbreaking jersey-front partnership with LifeVantage. RSL and LifeVantage (NASDAQ: LFVN) announced last October that they had partnered to form one of the largest jersey-front sponsorship deals in MLS history. The 2014 MLS season will mark the first year that the LifeVantage logo will appear on the Claret-and-Cobalt’s jerseys.
RSL is currently participating in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament. The Claret-and-Cobalt is 0-1-1 through two games at the tournament, tying New England Revolution 0-0 on Wednesday night before falling 0-1 to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. RSL will resume Desert Diamond Cup action on Wednesday, taking on USL-Premier Development League side FC Tucson at 6:00 p.m. MT at North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex. Wednesday’s match will be streamed live on www.RealSaltLake.com and www.MLSsoccer.com.
Real Salt Lake will begin the 2014 regular season on the road, taking on LA Galaxy at StubHub Center on March 8. The Claret-and-Cobalt will play at San Jose Earthquakes on March 15 before opening its home schedule against LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium on March 22.