UTAH

2 Liga MX soccer teams will meet in a friendly match at Rio Tinto June 15th

May 2, 2022, 3:00 PM
Liga MX new real salt lake owners...
FILE: Real Salt Lake logo at the entrance of Rio Tinto Stadium. Photo credit: Paul Nelson

SALT LAKE CITY — Chivas de Guadalajara and Santos Laguna, two of Mexico’s top soccer teams, will meet in a friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on June 15th. Both teams have won multiple championships through the years in Liga MX, Mexico’s top soccer league.

Real Salt Lake President John Kimball announced the Liga MX match on Monday morning.

“It is such an honor for us to have these clubs, these storied Liga MX clubs, come here to Utah,” Kimball told a news conference at Utah’s state capitol.

The match will continue a tradition of bringing top teams from Mexico to Utah.  The event will include a Fan Fest on the plaza outside the stadium beginning at 3:00 p.m.

“Last year, it seemed like the celebration started early in the morning and went late into the evening. We certainly invite that type of atmosphere,” Kimball said.

Utah State Senator Luz Escamilla is delighted to see Santos Laguna returning to Utah. They’re a team she and her family have followed and cheered on for years.

“Always really heartwarming to be able to welcome Santos Laguna to the state of Utah, and, of course, Chivas, which is a top tier team in Mexico,” Escamilla said.

The Utah Sports Commission facilitated the friendly match with help from Real Salt Lake.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m. at the Real Salt Lake box office and through the axs.com and ticketon.com websites.

Related reading:

 

Today’s Top Stories

Utah

A voter drops a ballot into a box at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Mo...
Becky Bruce

The Utah primary election is expected to be ‘pretty normal’

Tuesday's primary election in Utah is expected to be about average for a midterm election.
21 hours ago
A voter fills in the ballot on the voting machine during the Election Day voting at Vivint Smart Ho...
Lindsay Aerts

State elections leaders dismiss state lawmakers claims of vote switching

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — The State Elections Office says all of the state’s voting machines are working correctly ahead of Primary Election Day Tuesday. This comes after Blanding Representative Phil Lyman made claims on social media, that some of the machines were changing people’s votes. Screenshot of Phil Lyman’s social media post. Lyman posted on […]
21 hours ago
Over 200 behives broke on I-80 as the semi-truck transporting them rolled. Photo credit: Park City ...
Devin Oldroyd

Semi-truck transporting over 200 beehives rolls over on I-80

Over 200 behives broke on I-80 as the semi-truck transporting them rolled.
21 hours ago
File photo...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City Police cancel Amber alert for 11-year-old girl

The abduction reportedly happened in Salt Lake City at 456 North and 1100 West. By early afternoon on Monday, the victim was found in Tooele.
21 hours ago
Protesters hold signs and chant at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 24, 2022, as ...
Simone Seikaly

Temporary stay issued for Utah’s trigger law

In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of Utah names multiple defendants and says Utah's abortion trigger law violates the state constitution.
21 hours ago
July fireworks Provo...
Samantha Herrera

Provo fire department sends out reminder about July fireworks

Provo Fire and Rescue put out a firework advisory for residents wanting to set off fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
2 Liga MX soccer teams will meet in a friendly match at Rio Tinto June 15th