SANDY, Utah (Monday, March 18, 2019) – Utah Royals FC has been awarded the Governor’s State of Sport Event of the Year Award ahead of the 8th  annual State of Sport Awards on April 10, the club announced today.

“As a club, we are honored to win this award. It truly shows the engagement and support this community has provided to us in the past year,” URFC General Manager Stephanie Lee expressed. 

On April 14, 2018, URFC opened its 2018 home schedule against the Chicago Red Stars in front of a sell-out crowd of 19,203 fans. The all-day event included appearances from Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs players, and a post-game concert to conclude the festive day.

 The Governor’s State of Sport Awards have honored Utah athletes each week throughout March, with URFC reaching the prestigious list. Utah’s finest athletes and coaches of 2018 will be honored on April 10 by the Utah Sports Commission. The Utah Sports Commission is a non-profit organization established by all-volunteered Board of Trustees members across statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. 

“The Inaugural home opener for Utah Royals FC was absolutely a group effort, and huge congratulations go to the ticketing, marketing, partnership, facility and event operations teams,” Lee said.  “This event would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication to this club.” 

Last month, URFC announced its 2019 regular season schedule in conjunction with the National Women’s Soccer League, solidifying the calendar for the club’s second season in the league. URFC enters 2019 having finished its inaugural campaign fifth in the league, just two points removed from playoff contention. 

URFC will not feature in the NWSL opening weekend after securing a week one bye and will kick off the 2019 season at Rio Tinto Stadium on April 20 against the Washington Spirit. Last season, the club was second in the league in attendance, with an average of 9,466 in its home matches at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2019 season tickets and individual tickets for the club’s home opener are available now at or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.