Monday, July 27, 2009

ReAL Salt Lake

Date Placed: July 27, 2009
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium (9256 S. State St.), Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
Status: Retired

Well, after almost two years, the box finally went missing.
Looks like they did some re-landscaping...
I will recarve and replant!

The ReAL Salt Lake is Utah's Major League Soccer franchise. In 2008, the soccer team moved into their new home: the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. It is a fabulous soccer stadium, with fantastic views of the field from practically every seat.

The current coach of RSL, who was the former team captain, used to be the lead all-time scorer in the MLS. On August 13, 2005, Jason Kreis became the first-ever Major League Soccer player to break the 100 career goals mark.

If you haven't been to a Major League Soccer game, you should take the opportunity to attend one in the newest soccer stadium in the United States. Watching professional soccer is a lot of fun! Be sure to come early and go to Carnival ReAL outside the gates before the game starts.

Directions: From I-15, take the 9000 South exit (#295). Head east off the exit. Turn right on State Street. Head down the road about 3 blocks, and you will see the stadium to your right. Find a place to park.

Look for the main ticket booths. From there, head south around the stadium. You will soon see a landscape block retaining wall on your left. The box is hidden under the bark in back of the stone that is 3 times the jersey number Jason Kreis wore while playing for the RSL.

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