Rio Tinto Stadium To Host Liga MX Fixture Between Club América & Santos Laguna

May 24, 2021, 10:35 AM
Bruno Valdez of America scores during a 16th round match between Santos Laguna and America Club as ...
Bruno Valdez of America scores during a 16th round match between Santos Laguna and America Club as part of Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Torreon, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Soccer fans in Utah just got another reason to celebrate the July 4th holiday this year with the announcement that Liga MX clubs Santos Laguna and Club América will face off at Rio Tinto Stadium on America’s birthday.

The announcement adds another marquee game for Rio Tinto Stadium after U.S Soccer announced the upcoming friendly between the US Men’s National Team and Costa Rica on June 9, also at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Club América and Santos Laguna are two of the most popular soccer clubs in Mexico with a combined record of 19 Liga MX titles between them. Club América holds the record for 13 Liga MX titles since its inception 104 years ago.

The fixture between the two North-American powerhouses will bring international attention to Rio Tinto Stadium. The match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with a fan fest also occurring at 2:30 p.m.

Currently, Club América sits in second position while Santos Laguna hovers in fifth through 17 games of the 2020-21 Liga MX season.

It remains unknown if Rio Tinto Stadium will be open for full capacity by the time July 4 rolls around. However, many executives within the RSL organization, including interim president John Kimball, remain optimistic that Rio Tinto Stadium will be open for full capacity sooner rather than later.

RSL is hosting an event at The Capitol building today (May 24) at 1:20 p.m. More details regarding the upcoming Liga MX fixture will be added to the story then.

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Rio Tinto Stadium To Host Liga MX Fixture Between Club América & Santos Laguna