Real Salt Lake president Bill Manning announced Thursday that the team's new stadium in Sandy will play host to a USA Rugby doubleheader featuring teams from New Zealand, Uruguay and the United States on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The day's events will kick off at 1:15 p.m. with the U.S. Select XV Team vs. New Zealand Heartland. The main event, which will boast the United States and Uruguay National teams, will begin at 4 p.m.
"We are extremely delighted to have USA Rugby as one of our first guests at the new stadium in Sandy," said Manning. "The sport of rugby has always enjoyed a strong following in our state, and we are excited to showcase this venue as a home for another U.S. National Team, not only for this match, but for years to come."
Real Salt Lake opens the venue on Thursday, Oct. 9, with the first of its final two 2008 regular-season games Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. New York and Saturday, Oct. 18 vs. FC Dallas.
"Having the opportunity to play two games in a great stadium brings added value to the experience," USA Rugby CEO and President of Rugby Nigel Melville said.
Tickets to the USA Rugby doubleheader begin at $15 (end zone seating); other categories are $25 (lower sideline), $40 (VIP) and $75 (premium), and go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 19.