So the pre-season is in full steam now with just a couple of weeks until the start of the MLS season, for RSL fans this weekend has 3 big events in store for fans.
First up is the Friday Friendly event at the RSL team store at Rio Tinto Stadium, the event will feature live music via DJ Savo, treats, special deals, and a chance to be among the first to pick up the new 2012 RSL gear. I was at the store last weekend and they have a great variety of new items, from the 2012 kits, to new hats and scarves. So stop by and check out the great deals and remember you can follow the team store on twitter or facebook.
Then Saturday offers fans two huge events, first up from 1-4pm will be the annual ticket pick up for Season Ticket Holders. This year RSL is offering a great deal for referrals:
Also, bring a friend and refer them to buy season tickets to receive a $50 gift card to the RSL Team Store. Your season ticket account must be paid in full and in good standing and your friend who purchases new seats must pay in full for you to qualify for the gift card. This offer is good only for referral purchases on the day of the Season Ticket Holder Pick-Up Event, Saturday, February 25, 2012. Limit one per account.
So if you know anyone thinking about getting season tickets, well no better time to bring them out to the stadium than Saturday afternoon. Oh by the way RSL will be handing out the 2012 season ticket holder gift (I hear it is a very nice scarf this year) when you pick up your tickets as well. I will be hanging out at Rio Tinto for a couple hours, so stop by (I will be the guy crouched over a laptop drinking Mt. Dew) and say hi.
Then you can wrap up your Saturday evening at 6pm by checking out the live video stream of Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy from the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. It should be an interesting match as RSL GM Garth Lagerwey mentioned that RSL would be playing a more mixed lineup of veterans and new players for this matchup, and that LA would likely be using this as a warmup for their upcoming Champions League Quarterfinal series that will start on March 7th, as they take on fellow MLS side Toronto FC. You can catch the live feed on realsaltlake.com or mlssoccer.com.
One thing is for sure you have several options to start getting ready for the season opener on March 10th when RSL will take on the LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center, and the home opener on March 17th when RSL will host the New York Red Bulls.
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