Rio Tinto Stadium History
Since 2007, Real Salt Lake has been one of the most successful franchises in Major League
Soccer, winning the MLS Cup in 2009 and almost winning another in 2013. All of the soccer excitement happens at Rio Tinto
Stadium, located in Sandy, Utah just outside Salt Lake City. The first class soccer venue first opened in 2008, replacing
Rio-Eccles Stadium, at the University of Utah, as the team's home stadium. The road to their dream stadium was long and dramatic,
with other cities offering to buy the team and relocate them if funds for the new stadium were not available. The stadium
was an immediate success and became a favorite stop for the US Men's National Team when they played games in the Inter Mountain
West Region. When you want to experience a truly passionate soccer environment, look no further than a match at Rio Tinto
Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Rio Tinto Stadium Events
Rio Tinto Stadium is a state of the art, soccer specific
stadium located just outside Salt Lake City, and is the home of Real Salt Lake of the MLS. The stadium immediately began hosting
some of the biggest soccer matches both in the MLS and International play. The US Men's National Team has hosted FIFA World
Cup qualifying matches at Rio Tinto Stadium for both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Rio Tinto Stadium has also hosted qualifying
matches for the US Women's National Team, where the home side has won matches against both Canada and Mexico. The stadium
has also been host to high school football matches as well as college rugby. When not hosting sporting events, Rio Tinto Stadium
is a concert venue for many of the biggest names in music like Paul McCartney, KISS and Neil Diamond.
Originally known as "Great Salt Lake City", Salt Lake City, Utah is not only a world class city, but the
opening to a whole state full of some of the best skiing, biking and hiking in the world. Salt Lake City was founded by Brigham
Young and other Mormon followers and is still the capital of the Church of Latter Day Saints, but the city has grown to the
point where the majority of the citizens of Salt Lake City are not members of the LDS Church. Salt Lake City is a dynamic
city with amazing sights like Historic Temple Square, Bonneville Salt Flats, the Great Salt Lake, and, of course, some of
the best skiing in the world.
Rio Tinto Stadium Seating Layout
When it comes to soccer stadiums, Rio Tinto
Stadium just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, has a reputation as one of the best. The soccer specific stadium seats 20,000 fans
for Real Salt Lake and US Men's and Women's National Team matches and up to 25,000 seats for concerts. With a 2,000 square
foot Stadium Club, 32 luxury boxes and 1,000 club seats, there are many great seating options for every fan to enjoy.
Rio Tinto Stadium Trivia
How many locker rooms does Rio Tinto Stadium have?
The stadium has 5 locker rooms.