Real Salt Lake: Rio Tinto already drawing record crowds

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  • tampicojazzfan West Jordan, ut
    April 13, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    @JP Don't worry, games like Galaxy, Colorado and Champions final will draw attention for fans. Soccer is still new to alot of people, the Jazz have stablished themselves and they have been among us for over 20 years. RSL will have a solid foundation in the years to come.
    So far they have exceeded success expectations, I remember when they presented the project they said to be profitable they will have to sell at least 12,000 tickets and so many concerts to back it up. I've missed sevral games because they were sold out, the average attendance is way over 12,000 and they couldn't have that many concerts because of the Conca Champions. Thanks Huntsman for being an envision man and allow this to happen.

  • tampicojazzfan West Jordan, ut
    April 13, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    I need a couple of tickets too. can you post the names?
    I grew up in Tampico which is a town about 350 miles southern from Monterrey. We used to have a pro Team and the biggest rivlary was against the rayados. I want to see our RSL beat Monterrey. Let's stop the Nortenos from buy tickets and make our home field advantage count.
    Oleeee ole ole ole Reallll Salt Lake!!
    Go RSL

  • Champs de blĂ© American Fork, UT
    April 12, 2011 4:51 p.m.


    What are the names of their twitter accounts? My family would definitely buy some.

  • nomo Draper, UT
    April 12, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    Who was the mayor so against the building of this venue, where is he now? just wondering. He was too short sighted to see the tax base, jobs and revenue this would generate thank goodness for John Huntsman who vetoed this idot to make RSL happen.

  • myself Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    Well that's good news for RSL but horrible news for me. I'm not a season ticket holder. There's eight of us that want to go to this game and support RSL. I hope there's enough left on thursday/friday at midnight.

  • Thlete Draper, UT
    April 12, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    I cozied up to my STH friend and got 2 tickets for myself. Don't wait till Thursday, you might be out of luck. There are some STH's on Twitter posting available tickets. Do it! We can't let the Mexican club fans have a significant presence in the RIOT!

  • uptoolate Provo, UT
    April 12, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    I really wish I had saved some of the comments from this message board, KSL, and others from a few years back when people were complaining about the stadium construction and claiming the team, league, and venue would never find success.

    From what I can tell all everything is exceeding expectations so far and creating a wonderful ride for a great group of coaches, players, and fans.

  • freddysheddy Bountiful, UT
    April 12, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    I imagine people might become more and more interested in RSL, especially when the Jazz are performing so woefully poor.

  • axle Riverton, UT
    April 12, 2011 8:42 a.m.

    So If the season ticket holders just buy up the stadium, but many of those tickets don't get used, we have a sell out but the stadium only has 15,000 in attendance. I don't want Monterray to have a huge presence in the stadium, but it would be nice to see the stadium full also.

  • Nussdorfer AC Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    RSL is playing very well. There should be another good crowd on Wednesday.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    April 12, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    If only the fans would show up in the comments section. Current comments on the latest Jazz story: 23. Current comments here: 2. We've still got a long way to go to establishing a strong foot hold in Utah sports.
    That said, it's great to have such an impressive club here in Utah. Good luck in the upcoming matches.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 12, 2011 8:14 a.m.


    I wouldn't worry...yesterday James Edward tweeted a quote from RSL president Bill Manning. Something to the effect of how he would be shocked if it weren't a sellout before Thursday. In other words, season ticket holders will likely sell out the match on their own (every season ticket holder can buy 3x their normal number of seats. The 7k season ticket holders could theoretically buy 21k seats. Stadium only holds 20.5k).

    In fact, if you really want to see this match, I would recommend getting cozy with a season ticket holder and buying his/her extras. If you wait until Thursday, it looks like you will be out of luck.

  • RSL1 Washington, UT
    April 12, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Champions league is way more important right now than MLS schedule. RSL was smart in throwing all their resources into that competition. RSL fans know what it is all about and are showing up big time for the games. Every fan in MLS wants RSL to win the Champions League. This could be the start of the Champions League becoming a huge deal to soccer fans in the US. (Although if we can kick Crapids around along the way that would be great to)

  • iRSLfan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    I'm really worried about the Monterrey game. I sincerely hope RSL fans get on and get their tickets the second they open to the public on thursday. I will be staying up and buying them at midnight.