REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS:
Saturday, October 16 v. FC Dallas
Less Than 1,000 Tickets Remain for Tomorrow’s 7:00 p.m. MT Kickoff;
RSL to “Think Pink” During Saturday’s “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” at Rio Tinto Stadium;
Big Evening Starts with Carnival Real at 5:00 p.m., Followed By Gates Opening at 6:00 p.m.;
RSL Team Store’s “Fan Appreciation Sale” Giving League’s Best Supporters 52% Off Most Items All Day Saturday
SANDY, Utah (Friday, October 15, 2010) – With the regular season of MLS play rapidly coming to a close, Rio Tinto Stadium will host a veritable clash of the titans tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, when Real Salt Lake will do battle with Western Conference rival FC Dallas. Kickoff for the final 2010 regular season home game at Rio Tinto Stadium is slated for 7:00 p.m. MT.
Less than 1,000 tickets for the high-profile showdown remain available, so fans are encouraged to head to www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com to purchase their seats immediately. In addition, patrons can also visit the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT on Saturday morning to secure their seats for the much-anticipated contest.
Real Salt Lake to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Night as Part of Saturday’s Showdown
As part of MLS W.O.R.K.S.’ month-long, league-wide campaign to help in the fight against breast cancer, Real Salt Lake will “think pink” for Saturday’s contest against FC Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium by hosting its local “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
In collaboration with MLS corporate partners adidas, American Airlines and Gatorade, Real Salt Lake will ditch the traditional silver “Champion’s Ball” for tomorrow’s pivotal contest in favor of a commemorative pink adidas Jabulani match ball, pink co-branded American Airlines field boards will highlight the Rio Tinto Stadium pitch, and players will use pink sideline towels provided by Gatorade. In addition, players from both RSL and Dallas will wear a special pink MLS W.O.R.K.S. ribbon patch on their jerseys and don pink adidas sweat bands.
“Breast cancer is a serious disease that affects both men and women,” said JoAnn Neale, executive vice president of MLS. “Major League Soccer is proud to collaborate with our clubs, players and corporate partners to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.”
More than 40 game-worn autographed jerseys and special-edition pink match balls from earlier Breast Cancer Awareness matches held across MLS earlier this month are now available for auction online, with RSL-signed items to be added to the list in the days following tomorrow’s contest. Money raised by the auctions will be used to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
Fans that want to match the players’ participation can purchase limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness adidas products – including scarves ($25), wristbands ($10), hats ($18), replica balls ($20), and keychains ($9.99) – at the RSL Team Store at Rio Tinto Stadium. A portion of the proceeds from these sales and proceeds from the online auction will benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure. RSL Season Ticket Holders will have the added bonus of applying their 25% discount to these items while helping out this worthy cause.
For more information on how MLS teams and players are assisting in the fight against breast cancer, please visit MLS W.O.R.K.S.’ online home at www.MLSsoccer.com/mls_works.
RSL Team Store’s Fan Appreciation Sale on Saturday Giving MLS’ Best “12th Man” 52% Off!!!
As Real Salt Lake wraps up the 2010 regular season and gets ready for the playoffs, we want to recognize the continued support over the past 6 years of the BEST fans in MLS. Entering Saturday, RSL has amassed a team-record 52 points; so as a thanks to our “12th man,” the RSL Team Store at Rio Tinto Stadium will offer ALL fans 52% OFF for ONE DAY ONLY – tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, 2010.
The store will open at 10:00 a.m., with supplies limited to quantities on hand; no additional discounts apply, no holds please or rain checks. Please note that the 52% discount will NOT apply to the RSL pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night items (balls, hats, wristbands, scarves & keychains), Smith Sunglasses, or Power Balance bracelets; however, RSL Season Ticket Holders will be able to apply their 25% discount to these items.
For more information, call the RSL Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888 or stop by and see us at 9256 State Street on the Northeast corner of Rio Tinto Stadium beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Start Saturday Night off Right at 5:00 p.m. with Opening of Carnival Real on Stadium’s East Lawn
Come out early for “Fan Appreciation Night” with more prizes, giveaways, and family fun at the Carnival Real pre-game festival, which will open up on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium two hours before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. MT. Saturday’s Carnival Real celebration will feature booths and displays hosted by several of RSL’s partners, including:
Budweiser (“Designated Driver of the Game” sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, KB5 Clothing/Kyle Beckerman, KFC (“Bucket Brigade” giveaway), Mountain America Credit Union (rally towel giveaway and “Accuracy Kick” challenge), State Farm (thunderstick giveaway), Wasatch Property (“Real Nation” sign-up), Zions Bank (Kids Club T-shirt redemption), and Xango (free samples). In addition, live music will be provided by the “School of Rock Showband & All-Stars” on the Carnival Real stage.
When gates at Rio Tinto Stadium open to the masses at 6:00 p.m., fans will also have the chance to visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety (“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths, located on the Stadium’s North Concourse. On the Northeast Concourse, fans can take in the ESPN700/Freedom 570 America First Credit Union Pre-match Report and visit the RSL 2011 Season Ticket Headquarters booth to ensure their spot at Rio Tinto Stadium for next season’s exciting slate of matches.
Nachos Half-off all Game via RSLexpress!
What will be the best way to keep warm when the fall temperatures start to dip at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night? Probably munching on some delicious warm tortilla chips dripping in hot Nacho cheese (you hungry yet?) … and Mangia is making that proposition more enticing for tomorrow’s match against FC Dallas by offering a 50% off special on Nachos throughout the game – but only when ordered though RSLexpress, powered by Mangia!
RSLexpress allows fans to get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered directly to their seat using their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress and creating an account is totally FREE – just visit http://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.
Officer Stevan Gerber Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Hero Among Us”
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize South Jordan Officer Stevan Gerber as Saturday’s recipient of the American Express “Heroes Among Us” award. Officer Gerber has been with the South Jordan Police Department for five years as a member of the SWAT team, and has also been a member of the U.S. Marshal-led Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT) for just under two years.
On Thursday, August 26, Officer Gerber and other JCAT officers arrived at a South Salt Lake home in an attempt to apprehend a suspect. When officers came through the front door, two shots were fired, one of the bullets hitting Officer Gerber in the leg. Even with heightened stress levels and concern for their colleague, the JCAT members were able to get Officer Gerber out of the house and later apprehend the suspect through negotiations and without returning fire. Officer Gerber was treated by an on-site paramedic and rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Following the successful surgery, Officer Gerber is recovering from the gunshot wound suffered during that suspenseful summer evening. He has shown incredible bravery during his many years of service and has put his life on the line to keep our neighborhoods safe, which is why Real Salt Lake and American Express proudly honor Officer Stevan Gerber as the latest recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor.