SALT LAKE CITY (Sunday, November 9, 2008) - Real Salt Lake continues its run in the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs by hosting the Western Conference Final at Rio Tinto Stadium, as the Utah side will host the New York Red Bulls next Saturday, Nov. 15. Festivities for the penultimate contest that will decide the second and final spot in MLS Cup 2008 kick off at 7:00 p.m., with tickets NOW ON SALE at www.RioTintoStadium.com, by calling (801) 924-8585, and in person at the team's Trolley Corners office (515 S. 700 East, Suite #2R). RSL account executives will be available to take calls and orders in person from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. all week (including today) at the Trolley Corners office and from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Rio Tinto Stadium East Side box office.
Individual tickets to the Western Conference Final start at $20, with groups of 20 or more able to purchase tickets at various discounted rates. RSL Royal Club (Season Ticket) members will be able to reserve their '09 season ticket locations through the end of the day on Wednesday. Call, click or visit Rio Tinto Stadium's East Side box office or the team's Trolley Corners office for tickets or more information.
Real Salt Lake will host the West Championship as the Western Conference's #3 seed, clinching its spot in MLS' "Final Four" last night courtesy of a thrilling 2-2 draw with Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center, a result that gave RSL a 3-2 aggregate win in the series against its "Class of ‘05" expansion brethren. The #4-seeded Red Bulls - placed in the West bracket courtesy of their second wildcard positioning - used a 3-0 victory this afternoon over the two-time defending champion Houston Dynamo to post a 4-1 aggregate victory, ensuring that a new champion of MLS will be crowned in two weeks' time when MLS Cup 2008 is contested at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., LIVE at 1:30 p.m. MT on ABC Sports.
The RSL-New York showdown next Saturday is a rematch of Rio Tinto Stadium's inaugural game which took place one month ago today on Oct. 9, a game that finished in a 1-1 draw.