Utah Warriors Announce Home Venue for the Major League Rugby Season
Salt Lake City, Utah (Thursday, January 25, 2017) – The Utah Warriors are pleased to announce Zions Bank Stadium as their home for the 2018 Major League Rugby Season. Zions Bank Stadium is a $78 million project that sits on a 132-acre plot located in Herriman, Utah. Zions Bank Stadium also shares the complex with Zions Bank Real Academy and Zions Bank Training Facility. The facility also boasts an enormous 208,000 square foot field house complete with two turf fields for indoor training and is the largest pre-engineered free-span building in North America.
Zions Bank Stadium seats 5,000 and features a press box, team locker rooms, forty-foot digital scoreboard, field level digital signage, stadium-wide concessions along with VIP and hospitality options and much more that will make fans’ and sponsors game-day experience nothing less than world-class.
“We’re very excited to kick off the inaugural Major League Rugby season at Zions Bank Stadium,” Utah Warriors CEO and General Manager Kimball Kjar said, “RSL is a world-class organization and they’ve carried that world-class ethos into every inch of this facility. We’re grateful to partner with Dell Loy Hansen and his entire RSL organization as we build what we hope is a similarly world-class rugby team and organization.”
“Adding the Warriors to the athletic and entertainment options in Herriman during Major League Rugby’s inaugural year speaks to the surging growth now happening in our community,” President of Real Monarchs SLC Jake Haueter said. “Our spectacular Stadium provides the Warriors the best facilities for rugby in the United States, and we are proud to have the Warriors call Zions Bank Stadium home.”
The Utah Warriors look forward to playing at Zions Bank Stadium and calling this first-class facility home. Fans will enjoy top-notch Major League Rugby on the pitch this year. The Warriors 2018 schedule will be released in the coming days. Official Warriors Merchandise, Season Tickets and Ticket Packages are available now at WarriorsRugby.com.
RSL Academy Facilities Manager, Ryan Craeger with Warriors CEO and GM Kimball Kjar and Real Monarchs President Jake Haueter inside the 208,000 square foot indoor fields. Photo credit: William Racule.
MLR Deputy Commissioner Nic Benson, Warriors CEO and GM Kimball Kjar touring the outside of Zions Bank Stadium with RSL Real Monarchs President, Jake Haueter. Photo credit: William Racule
About the Utah Warriors
The Utah Warriors are the first professional Rugby team based in Utah participating in the inaugural season of Major League Rugby (MLR), America’s newest professional sports league. The Utah Warriors will kick off their season in March of 2018 with the 7-game MLR home season running until July competing against Austin (TX) Elite Rugby, Glendale (AZ) Raptors, Houston SaberCats, New Orleans Gold, San Diego Legion and the Seattle Seawolves. The Warriors aim to bring elite-level professional and international rugby to Utah, representing the Warrior mentality that is within each of us: We stand strong, we stand as one.” For more information, contact [email protected], follow on social at @warriorsrugbyofficial or visit their website at www.warriorsrugby.com.
MLR is a professional rugby league that will launch in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR will be the pinnacle of the American rugby, and provide a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes.
Real Salt Lake recently concluded its 13th Major League Soccer season in 2017. The club’s MLS Cup 2009 victory marked the state of Utah’s only major professional championship in nearly 40 years, the title preceding an historic run to the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Final. Buoyed by a passionate base now approaching 14,000+ season ticket holders, RSL has enjoyed a prominent home-field advantage since building its permanent Rio Tinto Stadium home in Sandy.
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