RSL Gameday Events v. New England

Les Olson Company presents 8:00 p.m. kick and post-game fireworks celebration

REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS: FRIDAY, JULY 2 v. NEW ENGLAND
REVOLUTION

8:00
p.m. Kickoff for Annual Independence Day Weekend Match and Post-game Fireworks
Celebration both Presented by Les Olson Company;

Fans
Encouraged to Print “Welcome Back Robbie Findley” Signs for 10th
Minute Tribute to RSL/USA Striker;

Carnival
Real Opens at 6:00 p.m. for Festive Night in Sandy

 

 

SANDY, Utah (Wednesday, June 30, 2010) – It will be “Home Sweet Home” once
again for Real Salt Lake (7-3-3, 24 pts.; 2nd in West) this Friday,
July 2
, when the Utah side will look to continue its eight-game MLS undefeated
run and 17-match home unbeaten streak in League play against the New England
Revolution
(3-8-2, 11 pts.; 6th in East). Kickoff from Rio
Tinto Stadium
in Sandy for RSL’s annual Independence Day Weekend contest
is slated for 8:00 p.m. MT to accommodate the night’s Post-game
Fireworks Celebration
, which along with the contest will be presented by
Les Olson Company.

 

Tickets
for the RSL-Revolution match are still available online at www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com, over the
phone at 801-727-2702, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box
Office
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on weekdays and beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT
on gameday. Friday night’s contest will not be televised locally, but fans that
can’t make it down to Sandy can follow the action live by tuning into RSL’s
official radio partners – KALL 700 Sports (English), ESPN Deportes
1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM
(Spanish) – or by checking into RSL’s
Official Twitter feed
, located at www.Twitter.com/RealSaltLake.

 

Details Regarding Friday’s Post-game Fireworks Extravaganza,
Presented by Les Olson Company

Friday's
Post-game Fireworks Celebration, presented by Les Olson Company
, will begin approximately 15 minutes
after the end of Friday’s final whistle. Please note that, in accordance with
local safety guidelines regarding the display's firing zone, Rio Tinto Stadium
officials will close the north side of the Stadium Way ring road beginning
in the 75th minute of the match and will re-open the road 10 minutes
following the fireworks show.

Due to
this closure affecting the northwest Spanish staircase entrance, fans are
encouraged to remain in the stadium briefly following the fireworks display.
Fans with vehicles parked in the Stadium’s North lots (including 9000 South and
Monroe Way) will not be able to access the pedestrian bridge from the 75th
minute until the 10-minute post-display window has expired.  All remaining
entrances/exits will not be impacted by this temporary road closure.

Fans Encouraged to Print “Welcome Back Robbie Findley” Signs for
10th Minute Tribute to RSL/USA Striker

To honor
the return of U.S. Men’s National Team forward Robbie Findley to his
Real Salt Lake home, fans attending this Friday night’s game, presented by Les
Olson Company, are encouraged to take part in a planned 10th
minute tribute
to the 24-year-old striker. Fans
can click here to download the sign
, which everyone at Rio Tinto
Stadium will be prompted to hold up for the entirety of the 10th
minute on Friday night. While Les Olson Company will provide signs for the first
3,000 attendees
through the gates, fans are encouraged to print off
multiple signs to bring with them to the match to ensure that as many fans as
possible will have a sign to hold during the recognition.

Carnival Real Kicks off Friday Night’s Entertainment at 6:00
p.m.

To get
everyone ready for the big game in Sandy on Friday night, the popular Carnival
Real pre-game festival
on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium will
open up two hours before kickoff at 6:00 p.m. MT.

Participating
sponsors at this Friday night’s edition of Carnival Real will include: Budweiser
(“Designated Driver of the Game” sign-up), Burger King (“Whopper
Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, Hinckley Dodge, KB5/KyleBeckerman.com,
KFC (halftime “Bucket Brigade” sign-up), Les Olson Company (register
to win a FREE television!), Mountain America Credit Union (inflatable
target kick), Play N Trade, Wasatch Property, and XanGo.

Once
gates to Rio Tinto Stadium open at 7:00 p.m., fans will also get the chance to
visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths located on the north
concourse leading up to kickoff. On the way into Rio Tinto Staidum, Les Olson
Company will be handing out 3,000 of the “Robbie Findley Tribute” signs for the
10th minute recognition in addition to free wristbands and
informational flyers to promote the prevention of West Nile Virus. Once in the
house, fans will also be able to enjoy the always-entertaining ZOOperstars
throughout the night, as the mascot troupe will be performing both at halftime
and following the match to help get fans warmed up for the Les Olson Post-game
Fireworks Celebration.

RSLexpress Offering $1 Off Cinnamon and Sugar Delights Under
Fireworks’ Lights!

If you
know you’ll have a sweet tooth at Friday’s game, then RSLexpress has a
sweet deal for you, as this game’s special will knock one dollar off Churros
during the match. This discount on everyone’s favorite south-of-the-border
treat is only available when ordered through the
RSLexpress in-seat delivery service, powered by Mangia.

You
may not train like the pros, but you can still dress like them! Thanks to RSLexpress and the RSL
Team Store
, fans can avoid the lines and purchase their Red Long-Sleeve
RSL Training Top for just $55 (reg. $75) without leaving the comfort of their
own seat! And while you’re at it have something for the kids delivered too –
youth size RSL T-Shirts will be available from RSLexpress for just $11.50 (reg.
$16).

RSLexpress allows fans to never miss a minute of the action, as
RSL faithful can now get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered to their seats
all by using their mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress, and creating an
account is free! For more information, including how to create an account or
order from a specific mobile phone, just visit www.RSLexpress.com or contact a
Mangia representative via phone at 877-762-6442.

Broc
Stutz Honored as Friday’s RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”

Real
Salt Lake and American Express
are proud to honor Broc Stutz as this
Friday’s recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” award for not once, but
twice coming to the aid of strangers in need in recent months.

The
West Jordan native first came to the aid of a fellow Comfort Inn & Suites
employee whose purse was snatched by a robber on the property, chasing the
perpetrator through Pioneer Park – and suffering a bruised jaw in the process –
before police were able to intervene. Then this past February, Stutz noticed an
elderly man that had slipped on ice on an adjacent property and suffered a
severe cut to his head. In a heavy snowstorm, Stutz rushed to the man’s aid
with blankets in tow to help the gentleman stay warm and stave off shock until
paramedics arrived 20 minutes later.

Stutz
serves as a fine example not only to his own children, but to the youth soccer
players he coaches for Utah Soccer Alliance and in the Kearns Recreational
League. For his shining examples of helping others in need, RSL and American
Express are proud to present Stutz with an RSL jersey that signifies him as a
true “Hero Among Us.”

Group & Guest Recognitions

  • RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us” – Broc Stutz
  • OhMyCrafts.com “Mom of the Match” – Patrece Johnson
  • National Anthem performer – 2010 Miss Utah, Christina Lowe
  • US Bank Little Leo of the Game – Jose Leyva
  • Starting XI “Dream Team” – Mountain America Credit Union
  • Pre-game Parade of Kings participants – TC United, The Firebirds, Green Goblins, Western
    Lights, Classic Tournament Participants, and Les Olson Company