Join the RioT
Enjoy the match, play in the mountains, head downtown.
Explore the itinerary that will have you watching one of Utah’s two professional soccer teams, then start planning your metro-meets-mountain urban experience.
A soccer game at Rio Tinto Stadium (known as the RioT) in Sandy is the perfect anchor for a trip to Salt Lake City — where big-city amenities easily pair with accessible outdoor recreation.
Salt Lake City is home to two professional soccer teams that share Rio Tinto Stadium:
- Real Salt Lake (Major League Soccer)
- Utah Royals FC (National Women's Soccer League)
These games feature the best of Utah soccer culture, including anthems, flags, tifos, smoke bombs, non-stop drums and scarves held high. The bulk of the action takes place in the various supporter group sections, but the whole stadium radiates energy.
When you're not at the stadium, Salt Lake City and the broader Wasatch Front provides all the landmark establishments, high-rated dining and nightlife, mass transit, creative culture, urban edginess and local events you expect to find in a thriving metro area.
Salt Lake City's official elevation is 4,330 feet and looking to the east, the foothills quickly give way to the airy 11,000+ feet peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, which are perfect for skiing during an early season game, but during the bulk of the season, take to the mountains for hiking, dining, concerts and resort activities.
In this itinerary, we've given you enough ideas for adventure, great food, and exciting sporting events to fill at least four days.
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