Friday, October 10, 2008

New Stadium

The first game for the Real Salt Lake was played last night in the brand-new Rio Tinto Stadium. Ron and I enjoyed watching it, right there in the stands! It's an incredible stadium-- I don't think there is a bad seat in the house.

It's everything a soccer (football) game should be-- lots of action (including three yellows and one red card!), goals from both teams, and great saves from the keepers. The only thing it didn't have was a win for the RSL. It was a tie, 1-1.

One of my favorite parts of the night? Ten minutes before kickoff, the sprinkers came on. The crowed just roared. Too funny!
We capped the night off with mugs of hot chocolate and cherry pie a-la-mode. Mmmmmmm...


DFTF said...

My eyes glazed over reading this post. That is, until I got to the part about the hot chocolate and cherry pie. ;-)

GreenJello said...

Ah, Jen... you are a typical American. You just don't get real football. ;)

I'll have to admit, though, that the pie and hot chocolate were a definite highlight of the evening. :)

PG said...

too bad the sprinklers didn't come on 10 min AFTER kickoff. now that would have been classic.

and rsl won their first playoff game this weekend too! and had the biggest attendance of any of the opening mls playoff games.