Real Salt Lake to host season opener festivities on Saturday

RSL to host full day of activities for Saturday's opener at LA

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake has announced that it will host a day of season kickoff festivities and a watch party for the Claret-and-Cobalt’s 2014 MLS regular season opener this Saturday. Real Salt Lake kicks off its 10th season against LA Galaxy at StubHub Center on Saturday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m. MT. Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on ABC 4 and ESPN 700 AM.

Real Salt Lake will host a wide range of activities for fans, families and friends throughout the day on Saturday. RSL will kick things off with a family soccer scrimmage and kick around at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy, Utah from 1-3:00 p.m. MT. The event is free and open to all ages and abilities.

Real Salt Lake will then host a grass bocce tournament through the Utah Bocce Association at the Gallivan Center starting at 4:00 p.m. MT. Entering a team in the tournament costs $10 and a team can be made up of 2-4 players and is open to all ages and families. The cash pot will be rewarded to the winning team. To register a team in the tournament please contact utahbocce@gmail.com.

The official Real Salt Lake watch party will be held at Bourbon House starting at 5:00 p.m. MT. All events at Bourbon House are for those 21 years of age or older. Activities at Bourbon House ahead of the match include a shuffleboard tournament (with prizes), an Xbox FIFA 2014 tournament and a screening of “Wild in the Streets,” a soccer documentary. Real Salt Lake v. LA Galaxy will then kick off at 8:30 p.m. MT.

A full rundown of Saturday’s events and details can be found below.

RSL Official Watch Party – Saturday, March 8

Family Soccer Scrimmage and Kick Around – 1-3:00 p.m. MT

Mount Jordan Middle School – 9360 South 300 East, Sandy, UT

Grass Bocce Tournament – 4:00 p.m. MT

The Gallivan Center - 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bourbon House Watch Party (All events 21+) – 5:00 p.m. MT

19 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT

  • 5:00 p.m. MT: Shuffleboard “King of the Hill” tournament with prizes

  • 5-8:00 p.m. MT: Xbox 2014 FIFA 4 v. 4 Friendlies

  • 6:00 p.m. MT: Screening of “Wild in the Streets”

  • 8:30 p.m. MT: RSL v. LA Galaxy match kickoff and toast