(Gameday information assumes a 7:00 p.m. MT event start)
www.RioTintoStadium.com—All of the latest information on various sports, entertainment and community events happening in the Heart of the Wasatch. Visit for tickets, parking and all facility information.
www.RealSaltLake.com—The most comprehensive source for Real Salt Lake game and practice schedules, player bios, game summaries, press releases, community promotions and corporate partner information.
E-Mail Release List—All of Real Salt Lake and Rio Tinto Stadium’s announcements are sent via e-mail. To be placed on either list, please contact one or both of RSLcommunications@RealSaltLake. com or RioTintoStadium@RealSaltLake.com.
Members of the media requesting an interview with Real Salt Lake or Rio Tinto Stadium players, coaches or administrators should make arrangements with the RSL/Rio Tinto Stadium Public Affairs office:
- Trey Fitz-Gerald — VP of Broadcasting & Communications: (801) 856-8877 (cell)
- Sam Stejskal — Media Services Manager: (801) 918-5050 (cell)
Real Salt Lake and Rio Tinto Stadium maintain a limited number of head and shoulder portraits of players, coaches and officers, as well as venue images. USA Today Sports Images serves as the Official Photographer for Major League Soccer. Media outlets can also download high-resolution photos at http://usatodaysportsimages.com/
Transportation / Parking
All parking for working media will be located in Rio Tinto Stadium's West Lot, with passes distributed by RSL Media Relations. On event days, no one will gain access to this lot without a permit. Parking in this lot is extremely limited, and requests must be submitted one week prior to the event via RSLcommunications@ RealSaltLake.com; cash lots are available near the stadium. All Live TV Trucks Should Park In Their Designated Space Inside The South Loading Dock Area.
Gameday Credentials Application / Pick-up
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on each gameday, all Real Salt Lake media credentials will be available for pickup at the Media Services Will Call Window (West side box office).
Print, Radio, TV press and photographers should take one of two main West side elevators or the stairs to the Stadium's fourth floor. Photographers and field access ENG crew members are required to check-out photo bibs beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Level Media Room on the ground floor. Bibs should be returned following game at the same location.
Event Seating / Access To Press Box
All media will access the Rio Tinto Stadium Press Box using the West Side Main Elevator bank and/or West Stairs. Seating charts will be posted in various locations directing media members to their assigned seats and booths. All credentialed members of the written press Working On Deadline Will be assigned a seat in the Press Box; as per Real Salt Lake policy, RSVPs are required for those desiring a seat in the Press Box in advance of event. Auxiliary press seating will be located atop sections 23 and 24 in the NW corner for those NOT filing on deadline.
Pre-Game Media Access Policy
NO pre-game player interviews will be granted without a prior appointment via RSL Communications. Photo marshals and representatives from RSL Communications will sweep the field one hour prior to the game, removing those individuals without a photo bib or field access credentials. At this time, print media will also be advised to matriculate to the fourth floor Press Box or the auxiliary press area. Prior to the anthem, team photos and kickoff, photographers and ENG crews will be escorted behind the midfield touchline for pre-game ceremonies and player introductions.
Prior to 1st & 2nd half kickoffs, photographers and ENG crews must decide from behind which goal they wish to shoot. If photographers or ENG crews wish to switch sides of the field, they can do so ONLY after the players exit the field at halftime from behind the east side fieldboards – No West-side Access Allowed At Any Time. Photographers and ENG crews will go to their selected endline spots immediately after team pictures & coin toss as instructed by the photo marshals. During the match, photographers have restricted freedom of movement. Because space around the perimeter of the field is limited, absolutely NO photographers will be allowed along the West sideline – including the bench area – during the match, nor is use of the players’ field tunnel permitted AT ANY TIME.
ENG Crew Shooting Guidelines
ENG cameras are allowed to shoot game action from the field level, or from the EAST side camera baskets on the second level of Rio Tinto Stadium. By acceptance of RSL/Rio Tinto Stadium/MLS accreditation, ENG crews agree to abide by the accepted industry standards of film/video use for images they may obtain from the rights holder (i.e., use within a 72-hour window as part of regularly scheduled news or sports programming). No other rights are granted for any other broadcast or video applications.
Post-Game Media Access Procedures
On-field Post-Game Interviews Will Be Allowed with RSL team members for all local affiliates.
At approximately 9:10 p.m. MT, RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis will enter the Main Level Media Room. Following Coach Kreis’ postgame interview session, the team locker rooms are accessible. All media members with a BLUE pass will have Locker Room access at the conclusion of Coach Jason Kreis’ press conference. Access to locker rooms is through the main elevator bank.
Internet Access / Telephones
A secure, high-speed wireless network will be operational on both the 4th floor Press Level and the 1st floor Main Level media room at Rio Tinto Stadium during RSL events in order to assist media members in their filing and informational needs. Network name & passwords will be posted throughout all media areas.
RSL Communications will send representatives into each locker room after the game to collect quotes from players and coaches. A post-game quote sheet will be distributed following the game on the fourth floor press level, and via e-mail.
Referee Pool Reporter
A pool reporter is assigned by the home team PR Director to represent the media with any necessary inquiries of the game officials. The MLS pool reporter must be identified and have his/her identity posted in the official's locker room 30 minutes prior to kickoff.