Masks no longer a requirement at Real Salt Lake soccer games, but ‘still strongly recommended’

Rio Tinto Stadium. Photo Courtesy: Real Salt Lake

SANDY, Utah, May 11, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Masks will no longer be required at Real Salt Lake soccer games at Rio Tinto Stadium.

“On Saturday, May 15, Real Salt Lake’s match at Rio Tinto Stadium against Nashville SC will be open to a 10,000-seat capacity with the ability to expand based upon the safety and comfort of our fans,”  according to an RSL news release.

“For fans, masks are no longer required based upon local and state health guidelines, but are still strongly recommended. Special seating arrangements will be made for those who are more comfortable with mask requirements and social distancing, so they can attend the match and still feel safe and comfortable.”

Seating will remain physically distanced, and staff, stadium security, and concession workers will still be required to wear masks, the news release said. Players, coaches, and game officials will still be required to follow MLS safety guidelines.


  • All stadium areas that will be accessed by any person will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before, during, and after the match by our commercial cleaning service
  • Sanitizer dispensers located throughout the stadium
  • Contactless ticket scanning
  • Beverage, beer, and snack carts available throughout the stadium with contactless payment
  • Concessions stands are open in the stadium
  • Restrooms open with contactless entry/exit


  • Masks are strongly recommended for fans while not actively eating or drinking but not required
  • Strict clear bag or no bag policy. Bags can be no larger 14x14x6
  • ​You can now eat and drink at your seat
  • You can bring an empty water bottle or one factory sealed water bottle into the stadium
  • Staff stationed throughout the building to oversee physical distancing and provide direct routes and access to all facilities
  • Pre-match, in-stadium, and text messaging communications for all guest procedures
  • Fans are encouraged to Text the Fan Text Hotline: 801-996-4042 with questions
  • Cashless transactions at concession stands and team store
  • No post-game interactions with players and technical staff
  • All tickets are digital through the AXS Mobile ID app


  • Food and beverage, security, and operations staff will still be required to wear personal protective equipment including masks
  • All employees will be provided personal protective equipment
  • Employees will be instructed to stay home if they don’t feel well, and will have their temperature checked before entry and complete a health questionnaire
  • All staff will receive training regarding COVID-19 health precautions and procedures
  • Policy barring any employee-to-fan contact; no handshakes, hugs, fan pictures, etc.
  • All staff will wear masks at all times

“Our plan is designed to minimize person-to-person touchpoints and distance traveled within the stadium and prevents interaction with individuals from outside of their own households,” the news release said. “We have taken all measures to assure your confidence in a healthy and safe environment. We look forward to seeing you at Rio Tinto Stadium!”


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