About the Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake Tickets
While not a founding member of Major League Soccer, at times Real Salt Lake can feel like one of the league’s original teams. The Claret and Cobalt quickly ingrained themselves into the fabric of the league, winning a championship within five years of getting their start. Today, Real Salt Lake remains one of the most respected and admired clubs in MLS.
In the beginning, Real Salt Lake was the typical expansion team. Despite notable players like Eddie Pope, Jeff Cunningham, and Jason Cries, the Claret and Cobalt won just five of their 32 games in their inaugural season. RSL didn’t fare much better the next two seasons either, failing to qualify for the MLS Playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
But everything started to change for Real Salt Lake in 2008. In addition to finally moving into their own stadium toward the end of the season, that year the club brought in several new players, including U.S. international Kyle Beckerman, who would go on to captain RSL for over a decade. With goalie Nick Rimando signed the previous season, Real Salt Lake had a core of players that would turn them into a winning franchise.
The 2009 season is when RSL really put themselves on the map. Despite finishing fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season and barely reaching the playoffs, Salt Lake made a magical run, winning both the Conference Finals and MLS Cup in penalties. That success carried over the following season when RSL was the runner-up of CONCACAF Champions League and started a stretch of five consecutive seasons finishing among the top-5 in points in MLS, asserting themselves as one of the league’s pre-eminent teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Real Salt Lake play?
When Real Salt Lake was founded in 2005, they played on the campus of the University of Utah. They didn’t move into their current home, Rio Tinto Stadium, until late in the 2008 season. The soccer-specific stadium is located in Sandy, Utah, which is south of Salt Lake City. Rio Tinto Stadium also serves as the home field of Utah Royals FC of the National Women’s Soccer League and has been used to host both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
When do Real Salt Lake tickets go on sale?
Real Salt Lake tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Real Salt Lake tickets to games played at Rio Tinto Stadium are available months in advance, as are Real Salt Lake tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Real Salt Lake’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Real Salt Lake tickets in advance?
With Real Salt Lake tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Real Salt Lake games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
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