Gameday Events v. FC Dallas
REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY
Saturday, October 16 v. FC Dallas
Less Than 1,000 Tickets
Remain for Tomorrow’s 7:00 p.m. MT Kickoff;
RSL to “Think Pink” During
Saturday’s “Breast Cancer Awareness Night” at Rio Tinto Stadium;
Big Evening Starts with
Carnival Real at 5:00 p.m., Followed By Gates Opening at 6:00 p.m.;
RSL Team Store’s “Fan
Appreciation Sale” Giving League’s Best Supporters 52% Off Most Items All Day
Utah (Friday, October 15, 2010) – With the regular season of MLS play
rapidly coming to a close, Rio Tinto Stadium will host a veritable clash
of the titans tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, when Real Salt Lake will
do battle with Western Conference rival FC Dallas. Kickoff for
the final 2010 regular season home game at Rio Tinto Stadium is slated
for 7:00 p.m. MT.
Less than 1,000
tickets for the high-profile showdown remain available, so fans are
encouraged to head to www.RealSaltLake.com
to purchase their seats immediately. In addition, patrons can also visit the Rio
Tinto Stadium Box Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT on Saturday morning to
secure their seats for the much-anticipated contest.
Salt Lake to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Night as Part of Saturday’s Showdown
As part of MLS W.O.R.K.S.’ month-long, league-wide
campaign to help in the fight against breast cancer, Real Salt Lake will “think pink” for Saturday’s contest against FC
Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium by hosting its local “Breast
Cancer Awareness Night” to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
In collaboration with
MLS corporate partners adidas, American Airlines
and Gatorade, Real Salt Lake will ditch the traditional silver
“Champion’s Ball” for tomorrow’s pivotal contest in favor of a commemorative
pink adidas Jabulani match ball, pink co-branded American Airlines field boards
will highlight the Rio Tinto Stadium pitch, and players will use pink sideline
towels provided by Gatorade. In addition, players from both RSL and Dallas will
wear a special pink MLS W.O.R.K.S. ribbon patch on their jerseys and don pink
adidas sweat bands.
cancer is a serious disease that affects both men and women,” said JoAnn Neale,
executive vice president of MLS. “Major League Soccer is proud to collaborate
with our clubs, players and corporate partners to raise awareness and support
the fight against breast cancer.”
than 40 game-worn autographed jerseys and special-edition pink match balls from
earlier Breast Cancer Awareness matches held across MLS earlier this month are now
available for auction online, with RSL-signed items to be added to the
list in the days following tomorrow’s contest. Money raised by the auctions
will be used to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
Fans that want to match
the players’ participation can purchase limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness
adidas products – including scarves ($25), wristbands ($10), hats ($18),
replica balls ($20), and keychains ($9.99) – at the RSL
Team Store at Rio Tinto Stadium. A portion of the proceeds from
these sales and proceeds from the online auction will benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure. RSL Season Ticket
Holders will have the added bonus of applying their 25% discount to these items
while helping out this worthy cause.
For more information on
how MLS teams and players are assisting in the fight against breast cancer,
please visit MLS W.O.R.K.S.’ online home at www.MLSsoccer.com/mls_works.
Team Store’s Fan Appreciation Sale on Saturday Giving MLS’ Best “12th
Man” 52% Off!!!
As Real Salt
Lake wraps up the 2010 regular season and gets ready for the playoffs, we want
to recognize the continued support over the past 6 years of the BEST fans in
MLS. Entering Saturday, RSL has amassed a team-record 52 points; so as a thanks
to our “12th man,” the RSL Team Store at Rio Tinto Stadium
will offer ALL fans 52% OFF for ONE DAY ONLY – tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, 2010.
will open at 10:00 a.m., with supplies limited to quantities on hand; no
additional discounts apply, no holds please or rain checks. Please note that
the 52% discount will NOT apply to the RSL pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night items
(balls, hats, wristbands, scarves & keychains), Smith Sunglasses, or
Power Balance bracelets; however, RSL Season Ticket Holders will be able to
apply their 25% discount to these items.
information, call the RSL Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888 or stop by
and see us at 9256 State Street on the Northeast corner of Rio Tinto Stadium
beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Saturday Night off Right at 5:00 p.m. with Opening of Carnival Real on
Stadium’s East Lawn
Come out early for “Fan
Appreciation Night” with more prizes, giveaways, and family fun at the Carnival
Real pre-game festival, which will open up on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto
Stadium two hours before kickoff at 5:00 p.m. MT. Saturday’s
Carnival Real celebration will feature booths and displays hosted by several of
RSL’s partners, including:
Budweiser (“Designated Driver of the Game” sign-up),
Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City,
KB5 Clothing/Kyle Beckerman, KFC (“Bucket Brigade” giveaway), Mountain
America Credit Union (rally towel giveaway and “Accuracy Kick” challenge), State
Farm (thunderstick giveaway), Wasatch Property (“Real Nation”
sign-up), Zions Bank (Kids Club T-shirt redemption), and Xango (free
samples). In addition, live music will be provided by the “School of Rock
Showband & All-Stars” on the Carnival Real stage.
When gates at Rio Tinto
Stadium open to the masses at 6:00 p.m., fans will also have the chance to
visit the Comcast and Utah Department of Public Safety
(“Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sign-up) booths, located on the Stadium’s North
Concourse. On the Northeast Concourse, fans can take in the ESPN700/Freedom
570 America First Credit Union Pre-match Report and visit the RSL
2011 Season Ticket Headquarters booth to ensure their spot at Rio Tinto
Stadium for next season’s exciting slate of matches.
Half-off all Game via RSLexpress!
What will be the best
way to keep warm when the fall temperatures start to dip at Rio Tinto Stadium
on Saturday night? Probably munching on some delicious warm tortilla chips
dripping in hot Nacho cheese (you hungry yet?) … and Mangia is making
that proposition more enticing for tomorrow’s match against FC Dallas by
offering a 50% off special on Nachos throughout the game – but only when
ordered though RSLexpress, powered by Mangia!
RSLexpress allows fans to
get food, drinks, and merchandise delivered directly to their seat using their
mobile phone. It’s easy to use RSLexpress and creating an account is totally
FREE – just visit http://www.rslexpress.com
to start enjoying in-seat delivery from a mobile device. For instructions on
ordering from an iPhone, the mobile web, or via text message, visit Mangia’s “How
To” page, or call 877-762-6442.
Gerber Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Hero Among Us”
Real Salt Lake and
American Express are
proud to recognize South Jordan Officer Stevan Gerber as Saturday’s
recipient of the American Express “Heroes Among Us” award.
Officer Gerber has been with the South Jordan Police Department for five years
as a member of the SWAT team, and has also been a member of the U.S.
Marshal-led Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT) for just under two years.
On Thursday, August 26,
Officer Gerber and other JCAT officers arrived at a South Salt Lake home in an
attempt to apprehend a suspect. When officers came through the front door, two
shots were fired, one of the bullets hitting Officer Gerber in the leg. Even
with heightened stress levels and concern for their colleague, the JCAT members
were able to get Officer Gerber out of the house and later apprehend the
suspect through negotiations and without returning fire. Officer Gerber was
treated by an on-site paramedic and rushed to the hospital for emergency
Following the successful
surgery, Officer Gerber is recovering from the gunshot wound suffered during
that suspenseful summer evening. He has shown incredible bravery during his
many years of service and has put his life on the line to keep our
neighborhoods safe, which is why Real Salt Lake and American Express proudly
honor Officer Stevan Gerber as the latest recipient of the “Heroes Among Us”