This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Just over a year ago, Real Salt Lake was rejuvenated when David Blitzer and Utah’s own Ryan Smith purchased the Club. RSL President John Kimball tells us more.


In Utah, soccer has long been one of the great cultural unifiers in our community, with picturesque views from America First Field in Sandy or Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman advertising Utah’s stunning beauty and showcasing our exceptional backyard to viewers all over the world.

Founded by Dave Checketts, expanded by Dell Loy Hansen, and now inspired by the Blitzer/Smith partnership to steward this community asset, Real Salt Lake creates local, national, and international connections to Utah. With 19 consecutive sellout crowds during the last two seasons, fans are our lifeblood; meanwhile, innovative entrepreneurs and blue-chip businesses across the region partner with our teams, venues, and players to connect deeply with the community and achieve their goals.

In addition to promoting Utah companies, we’re working hard to save the Great Salt Lake, stock local school food pantries, and collaborate with valued partners to enhance lives across Utah and beyond.


The World Cup arrives in North America in three years, and Utah’s soccer teams and facilities will connect us to this incredible event. For more information, visit I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.