REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS:
FRIDAY, JUNE 25 v. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
First 4,000 Fans on Friday Night to Receive RSL “Club of Nations” T-Shirt, Courtesy of adidas and ESPN 700;
Carnival Real Opens at 5:00 p.m. on East Lawn, Leading up to 7:00 p.m. Kickoff, Presented by Rio Tinto
SANDY, Utah (Thursday, June 24, 2010) – After a league-wide World Cup break for the past two weeks, Real Salt Lake (7-3-2, 23 pts.) will be back on the Rio Tinto Stadium pitch to help MLS resume League play tomorrow, Friday, June 25, against the San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-2, 17 pts.) in a rematch of the two sides’ MLS First Kick 2010 opener. The Claret-and-Cobalt will look to extend both their club-record 16-game MLS home unbeaten streak and seven-match overall unbeaten run in League play when Rio Tinto presents the 7:00 p.m. MT kickoff for the Western Conference clash.
Tickets for Friday’s contest remain available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com, over the phone at 801-727-2702, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on weekdays and beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT on gameday.
First 4,000 Fans on Friday Night to Receive Free RSL “Club of Nations” T-Shirt
There will be extra incentive to show up early to Friday night’s affair against the Earthquakes, as the first 4,000 fans through the Rio Tinto Stadium gates will receive a free RSL “Club of Nations” T-Shirt, courtesy of adidas and the radio home of Real Salt Lake, ESPN 700. Gates will open at Rio Tinto Stadium at 6:00 p.m., one hour prior to kickoff. The free t-shirts are being rolled out during the FIFA World Cup in recognition of Real Salt Lake’s past and present contingent of international players, which includes players from 21 countries through the club’s six seasons of play.
Carnival Real Ready To Rock Friday Night
Prior to Friday night’s contest, Real Salt Lake will be hosting the popular Carnival Real pre-game festival to get the fans ready to cheer their Claret-and-Cobalt on to victory. Opening two hours before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. MT, Carnival Real will have activities for RSL fans young and old on the Stadium’s East Lawn, including inflatable games for kids and the usual bevy of sponsor booths and giveaways.
Participating sponsors at Friday night’s edition of Carnival Real will include: Budweiser (“Designated Driver of the Game” sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, KFC (“Colonel’s Corner” voucher redemption and halftime “Bucket Brigade” sign-up), Mountain America Credit Union (inflatable target kick), Wasatch Property, and XanGo. Once gates to Rio Tinto Stadium open at 6:00 p.m., fans will also get the chance to visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety (“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths located on the north concourse leading up to kickoff.
Beat the Heat on Friday Night with Cool Deals from RSLexpress
Don’t let the summer heat get you down during the clash against San Jose. RSLexpress will be taking one dollar off Vanilla Drumsticks while supplies last, which, judging by the predicted temperature, should be quick! Remember this discount is only available when ordered through the in-seat delivery service, powered by Mangia.
You may not train like the pros, but you can still dress like them! Thanks to RSLexpress and the RSL Team Store, fans can avoid the lines and purchase their Red Long-Sleeve RSL Training Top for just $55 (reg. $75) without leaving the comfort of their own seat! And while you’re at it have something for the kids delivered too – youth size RSL T-Shirts will be available from RSLexpress for just $11.50 (reg. $16). Finally, the summer scarf series continues on Friday night, with the unique Royal Army Scarf selling for only $30.
RSLexpress allows fans to never miss a minute of the action, as RSL faithful can now get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered to their seats all by using their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress, and creating an account is free! For more information, including how to create an account or order from a specific mobile phone, just visit www.RSLexpress.com or contact a Mangia representative via phone at 877-762-6442.
Coleman Family Honored as RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”
Salt Lake and American Express are proud to present the latest “Heroes
Among Us” award to Rachel, Aaron, Leah, and Lucy Coleman of Cottonwood
Heights for their inspirational participation in this spring’s Salt Lake
Team Coleman, as they are known on the marathon circuit, completed the Salt Lake Half-Marathon this past April, a task that may not seem out of the ordinary until considering the team is comprised of parents Rachel and Aaron Coleman and their daughters, 13-year-old Leah, who is profoundly deaf; and 9-year-old Lucy, who suffers from Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy, forcing her to utilize a wheelchair.
Running a marathon as a family has always been a dream for “Team Coleman,” however, like all dreams, there have been some obstacles along the way, most notably a restriction most marathons have that prohibit runners from pushing strollers or wheelchairs. After the Colemans made several failed attempts to find a race with an exemption, it was the planners of the Salt Lake City Marathon that would relent and grant permission for Rachel and Aaron to push Lucy’s stroller along the race route.
With Leah setting the pace, they ran together and shared the experience while fans cheered and held signs of encouragement along the route and family and friends eagerly awaited at the end of the grueling 13.1 mile course. In the midst of the other competitors, three runners and a stroller crossed the line at the same time and the dream of a young girl — and a family — was realized. For their inspiration and perseverance, Real Salt Lake and American Express are honored to congratulate Team Coleman for being true “Heroes Among Us.”
Group & Guest Recognitions
- RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us” – Rachel, Aaron, Leah & Lucy Coleman
- OhMyCrafts.com “Mom of the Match” – Amy Slack
- Salt Lake Regional Medical Center “Trainer of Tomorrow” – Paul Nahrwold
- National Anthem performer – Ben Jones
- US Bank Little Leo of the Game – Dominic Atwood
- Mountain America Credit Union “Dream Teams” – Warriors and Octane
- RSL Parade of Kings participants – Sandy City Black Diamonds and Sandy City Real Homeboys
- “Field of Dreams” halftime game participants – Gate City Youth Soccer Club
- Ball Kids – Nebo United