- Address: 9256 South State Street, Sandy
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 20,000
- Opened: 9 October 2008
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Real Salt Lake (football)
Extra stadium info – America First Field
The construction of the venue, which opened as the Rio Tinto Stadium, started in 2006. The construction costs of the football stadium were $110 million. On 9 September 2009, the national football team of the United States played their first game at the America First Field. They won the FIFA World Cup qualifier against El Salvador 2-1 in front of 19,000 spectators. The national football team of the United States also won their second FIFA World Cup qualifier at the venue after defeating Honduras 1-0 in front of a crowd of 20,000. The women’s national football team of the United States played their first match at the America First Field on 31 March 2010. They won the game against the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, 1-0.
Real Salt Lake
The football stadium opened with a Major League Soccer match between Real Salt Lake and Red Bull New York in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,000. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Dave van den Bergh scored the first goal of the game. He played two matches for the national football team of the Netherlands. Jámison Olave Mosquera scored the only goal for Real Salt Lake, the first football club from Utah with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. Olave played professional football in Colombia and the United States before he ended his professional football career with Real Salt Lake in 2016.
The MLS Cup
In 2009, Real Salt Lake won the MLS Cup for the first time in their history after beating the LA Galaxy from California. The championship match took place in Seattle in front of 49,000 spectators. Real Salt Lake drew an average home league attendance of 17,000 in 2009. They reached the MLS Cup in 2009 after beating the Chicago Fire from Illinois. One day earlier, the LA Galaxy reached the MLS Cup after winning against the Houston Dynamo from Texas.