Real Salt Lake Announces Rio Tinto Stadium To Host Liga MX Exhibition Match This Summer

May 2, 2022, 10:30 AM
Photo courtesy: Tom Hackett of KSL Sports...
Photo courtesy: Tom Hackett of KSL Sports

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake has announced that Liga MX giants Chivas and Santos Laguna will play in an exhibition fixture on June 15 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

The event will mark the second fixture between Liga MX sides at Rio Tinto Stadium. The first occurred a year ago when Club América beat Santos Laguna 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 4 in front of a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium. The spectacle saw fans of both Santos Laguna and Club América travel from afar to witness a historic event.

“Welcoming Santos Laguna and Chivas – two premier clubs in Liga MX – to Rio Tinto Stadium is such an incredible opportunity for the region,” Real Salt Lake President John Kimball said in a press conference at the Utah State Capitol on Monday. “It’s a testament to the fans in Utah that Liga MX would select Utah as a destination for events like this that include clubs of such high esteem in North America. We look forward to their arrival, the arrival of their passionate fans, and the excitement for soccer that it will bring to Salt Lake City,” he added.

“We are thrilled to partner with Real Salt Lake to bring another marquee soccer event to Rio Tinto Stadium,” said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “International events like this showcase globally why Utah is the state of sport and give local fans the opportunity to see the top players in North America compete.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 4th at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, or on and, starting at 10:00 a.m. MDT.





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