This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Live sporting events have been vital to healthy and thriving communities for more than 2,000 years. With fan health and safety as a top priority, Real Salt Lake developed a successful Return to Play at Rio Tinto Stadium and for the Real Monarchs to be the first team in America to play in front of fans. Andrew Carroll, the Chief Business Officer of Real Salt Lake is here with the details.
At RSL, we took steps early to keep our employees and players safe and healthy. We then worked closely with the various leagues, local and state government officials, and employees in developing comprehensive return to play plans to host the NWSL and PLL tournaments at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman. We collaborated with Major League Soccer and our players to get Real Salt Lake to Orlando for the MLS is Back tournament. And then, with fan health and safety as our top priority, we developed a successful return to play plan at Rio Tinto Stadium for the Real Monarchs to be the first team in the U.S. to play in front of fans. We safely and responsibly hosted fans to two Monarchs games in July. Live sporting events and theater have been crucial components to healthy and thriving communities for more than 2,000 years, and I couldn’t be more proud of our staff, players, corporate partners, the Utah Sports Commission, and our government officials in working together, under very challenging circumstances, to plan and conduct successful return to play matches and tournaments for Utah’s sports fans.
It’s exciting to watch athletes and fans enjoy soccer matches safely and to learn from the example of Real Salt Lake. You can learn more about game schedules and tickets at rsl.com. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.