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Real Salt Lake welcomes back fans with sold out crowd of 5,000; Covid-19 precautions in place

Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 19:44:41-04

SANDY, Utah — Fans are invited to watch Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time since the pandemic. While the players have been able to get back on the field, this will be the first night back home with fans in the stadium.

“This is the thing that everyone wants to see from Real Salt Lake is games on the field,” Matt Gashk, Dir. of PR for Real Salt Lake said.

RSL is taking several precautions in order to have people back in the stadium including allowing only about 25 percent capacity, requiring masks, temperature checks and social distancing.

“It starts before you even get into the stadium with your tickets and parking. Everything is going to be done digitally and touch free,” Gashk said.

Under Salt Lake County’s Yellow phase Covid-19 restrictions, up to 6,000 people can be at an outdoor sporting event. Read more here.

It’s taken a lot of planning and guidance to get to this point, Gashk admits, and he asks everyone to follow the new safety protocals.

“We are encouraging fans to forget everything they know about coming to Rio Tinto Stadium and we’ve honestly had to do a lot of the same,” he said.

Despite the smaller crowds, Gashk said he believes the people who are the stands are the ones who really want to be and will bring a great energy.

For more information on RSL’s Covid-19 guidelines, click here.