Rio Tinto Stadium to Host Women's Soccer Doubleheader

Utah State Univ. returns for second straight year to host Aug. 20th twin bill

Utah State University
to Host Women’s Soccer DOUBLEHEADER at Rio Tinto

August 20th
Event Features USU Aggies Facing off against Weber State
at 7:30 p.m.;

Evening Starts
with Utah Valley University-Southern
Utah University
Match at 5:00 p.m.

Utah (Thursday, August 5, 2010)

– For the second consecutive year, the Utah State University women’s soccer
will call Rio Tinto Stadium
home for a night, as the Aggies will play host to a collegiate soccer
doubleheader in Sandy on Friday, August 20.  The evening, featuring
matches between four Beehive State-based universities, will start at 5:00
p.m. MT
when Utah Valley University challenges Southern Utah
, followed by the nightcap at 7:30 p.m. between Utah State
and Weber
State University

Tickets for the doubleheader
will cost $5 for all seats in the lower seating bowl (excluding 100
Lions sections on the west side), while children 17-and-under wearing a
soccer jersey to the contest will be allowed free admittance with a paid
adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at
or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium
Box Office on Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MT.

“Playing in Rio Tinto Stadium was one of the highlights of our
2009 season, so when the opportunity to play there again this year came up, we
jumped at it,” USU head coach Heather Cairns said. “It is one of the
premier soccer facilities in the country. They are fantastic hosts, and the
atmosphere there is incredible.”

Utah State
enjoyed its first visit to Rio Tinto Stadium
last September, as an overtime goal by Shantel Flanary gave the Aggies a 2-1
victory in their rivalry game against the University of Utah,
marking USU’s first win over the Utes since 1997. The August 20 doubleheader
will mark the beginning of the season for all four women’s soccer clubs, giving
the programs a chance to open up their 2010 campaigns in a world-class venue
and atmosphere.

collegiate twin-bill serves as the latest example of Rio
Tinto Stadium’s continued commitment to the showcasing of
women’s soccer in the State of Utah, as past events within the last year have
included the U.S. Women’s National Team’s international friendly against Mexico
in March, the UHSAA Girls High School Championships last October, and a handful
of additional high school exhibition and regular season contests. / / /