Real Salt Lake to Host National Anthem Auditions February 4 & 5

RSL Seeking Local Talent for Second Annual “Star-Spangled Banner” and “O Canada” Tryouts

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RSL Seeking Local Talent for Second Annual
“Star-Spangled Banner” and “O Canada” Tryouts


(Tuesday, January 25, 2011) – Real Salt Lake is enlisting the help of its talented
fan base for a second straight year, today announcing the club will host auditions for “The Star-Spangled Banner”
and “O Canada” performers for its 2011 home contests
. The tryouts are set
to take place next weekend in Rio
Tinto Stadium's Budweiser Club Real restaurant (2nd floor) on Friday, February
4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. MT and Saturday, February 5, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

National Anthem tryouts are open to all area singers and musicians, allowing
fans of the Claret-and-Cobalt the unique chance to be an integral part of the
best gameday experience in all of Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake is
looking to fill performance spots for all 17 of its MLS regular season contests
plus potential Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests and international exhibitions
to be hosted at Rio Tinto Stadium, where RSL will look to continue its
MLS-record 25-match regular season home undefeated streak – a run that
stretches to 33 games across all competitions, dating back to May of 2009.

will be judged on a cappella and acoustic instrumental renditions only, as no
electric or amplified instruments can be utilized for gameday performances. In
addition, any tryout participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian during the audition. During the two-day auditions, members
of the Real Salt Lake Gameday Operations staff will assess the aspiring talents
alongside special guest judges, which will be announced on the Real Salt Lake website, Facebook fan page, and Twitter feed (@RealSaltLake) in
the upcoming days.

Salt Lake will open its 2011 home schedule with at least two contests during
the month of March, beginning on Tuesday,
March 1
, with the decisive second leg of its CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Round series against fellow MLS
rival, the Columbus Crew (8:00 p.m. MT
. Should RSL emerge from that series, it would also play host to
the winner of the CD Saprissa (Costa Rica) v. CD Olimpia (Honduras) series in
Leg One of the Semifinal Round, likely to be held in Sandy on March 15. Real
Salt Lake will kick off the home portion
of its 2011 MLS slate on Saturday, March 26
, with a high-profile contest
against Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Juan Pablo Angel and the rest of the Los Angeles Galaxy, with kickoff set
for 7:00 p.m. MT.

Fans can secure their seats now for
both the March 1 contest vs. Columbus and the March 26 showdown with the Galaxy
via the “RSL 2011 2-Pack” (including
two tickets to both contests beginning at just $80) and the “RSL 2011 Flex 10-Pack” (beginning at
$200). Both of these special ticket offers, in addition to single-game tickets and 2011
RSL Season Ticket Packages
, can be purchased online at,
over the phone at 801-727-2700, or
in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium
box office during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT.