Utah Royals FC Statement

Sandy, Utah (Friday, March 13, 2020) - Utah Royals FC and the Real Salt Lake organization are fully committed to ensuring the safety of its fans, staff and players, it is because of this that we fully support the precautionary measures put in place by the National Women’s Soccer League, including the cancellation of preseason matches. 

At this time Utah’s previous preseason matches scheduled against University of Utah and University of Southern California have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. 

No changes have been made with regard to the season opener set for April 18 against Portland Thorns FC in Portland, Oregon, and all regular-season matches remain as scheduled. Should further changes be made notification will be made from the league and teams. 

In addition, in an effort to further protect players and staff all Real Salt Lake facilities, including Rio Tinto Stadium, Zions Bank Academy Training Facility and America First Field are closed to the public with only essential staff being allowed access when training returns on March 15. Media will be allowed to conduct interviews, but only through phone and conference calls.  

It is our top priority to safeguard all involved with Utah Royals FC and will continue to remain in contact with local and national officials to ensure that the club remains up to date with all necessary procedures and changes.