Real Monarchs SLC Host Switchbacks FC Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium


Real Monarchs Look to End Six-Match Winless Run Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium;

Club Owns Guaranteed Playoff Spot, Seeking Homefield Advantage for 2018 USL Cup Run;

“Dollar Taco Night” & 2 for $20 Ticket Specials Highlight this Weekend’s Match

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, September 28, 2018) – Real Monarchs SLC (17-11-3, 54 points, 3 West) returns to Zions Bank Stadium to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, September 29. Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave will lead his side at its Herriman home where the team boasts a 12-1-2 record this season as the team prepares for its run for the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs.

Fans can purchase two tickets to Saturday’s match and two refillable Real Monarchs mugs for just $20 by going to and using code: TACOS at checkout. “Dollar Taco Night” also highlights gameday festivities at family friendly prices in Herriman as $1 tacos will be served prior to kick off and throughout the entirety of the match.

The Monarchs are coming off the back of a 1-6 loss at Western Conference foes LA Galaxy II last Saturday, its worst loss in club history. Despite the loss, the Monarchs booked its place in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs, courtesy of San Antonio dropping points to Saint Louis earlier the same evening. Scoring the lone goal for the Monarchs in the loss to Los Dos was FW Chandler Hoffman who extended his lead atop the Monarchs scoring chart with 12 goals on the year.  

The Monarchs and Switchbacks FC have met on one previous occasion in 2018, a 0-1 loss for the Monarchs at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, a match that saw the Utah side concede an 88th minute goal from Saeed Robinson. The Monarchs currently hold a 3-1-1 record all-time at home against Colorado Springs with Saturday’s match being the first time Switchbacks FC have visited Zions Bank Stadium.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs Switchbacks FC – Sat., September 29, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 7:00 p.m. MT
  • Local TV: N/A
  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+ w/ Landon Southwick (play-by-play) & Chad Barrett (color)
  • English Radio: N/A
  • Spanish Radio: 104.7 / 107.1 FM – Fernando Hortal, German Hortal & Carlos Artiles

Game Notes for Saturday’s SLC v COS game Available Online

The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Colorado Springs is available HERE. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at

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Real Monarchs moved away from the home of Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in April to christen the new, 5,000 seat Zions Bank Stadium on the campus of the $78 million Zions Bank Real Academy in Herriman, Utah. The state-of-the-art venue will boast a full-service press box and broadcasting booth as well as concessions on either side of the stadium. Officially opening April 2018, the Monarchs will host 17 regular-season matches at Zions Bank Stadium in the first year at the league’s newest venue starting with an April 30 match against Las Vegas Lights FC for the first ever “Saints-and-Sinners/I-15” Rivalry.

The Herriman facility provides adjacencies for an on-site charter school in conjunction with the Jordan School District, which opened last August, focusing on STEM disciplines (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for nearly 300 boys and girls, kicking off a new era for both sports and education in Utah.

Last December in North Logan, Utah, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen christened the opening of the first of a half-dozen regional training centers across Utah and Arizona to be built in the next 2-3 years.  Each $5 million RTC houses a classroom, as well as an indoor and outdoor field, dedicated to fulfilling a curriculum consistent with the club's vision and mission for youth soccer training and education, and the continued development of both recreational and competitive pre-Academy (ages 7-14) initiatives across Utah and Arizona.