Why Salt Lake
Salt Lake City’s beautiful weather in August, makes this event the tournament to be in! Each team is guaranteed three (3) games. Bracket play will consist of games on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and championship rounds are on Saturday.
Air Service: All major U.S. airlines, including Delta’s second-largest hub, serve the Salt Lake International Airport. With 800+ daily flights and nonstop service from 100 U.S. and international cities, Salt Lake is easy on your time and budget. Location, Location, Location Salt Lake International airport is 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah and a light rail line runs from the airport to Downtown Salt lake making getting to your hotel easy and convenient.
Accommodations: The RSL Soccer Showcase has conveniently arranged hotels accommodations in Downtown and throughout the valley to accommodate every budget and entertainment needs. Use this link to make your reservations.
Weather: Salt Lake lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north making August ideal weather to play in.
Transportation: A light rail line runs throughout the valley and from the airport to Downtown Salt Lake making getting to your hotel easy and convenient. When you would like to explore the sights, and sounds of downtown, there is a free fare zone, which allows you to ride the rail for free.
What to Do While in Salt Lake
The Clark Planetarium features 10,000 square feet of free exhibits and is also one of the few institutions to have an authentic moon rock sample on permanent loan from NASA. This rock was obtained from the Apollo 15 mission and is displayed in a special exhibit showing the Apollo moon landings and video footage of the astronauts collecting the displayed sample rock.
Utah Hogle Zoo
Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals. African Savanna – a 4+ acre exhibit featuring the giraffe, zebra, nyala and ostrich mixing and mingling on the grasslands, while African lions look on from Lions’ Hill. Don’t miss Asian Highlands which is an amazing re-creation of a Himalayan village and houses five endangered species of Asian cat, including the largest big cat, the Amur tiger. Also on your must-see list is the Elephant Encounter exhibit which features African elephants and white rhinos
Museum of Ancient Life
The Museum of Ancient Life is a great destination for dinosaur lovers of any age, but it is especially good for families. With 60 complete dinosaur skeletons and more than 50 hands-on exhibits, the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point is one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world. Children will enjoy gazing into the gigantic jaws of a prehistoric shark, playing in the paleontology lab or learning about erosion at the huge sand and water table.
City Creek Center (Shopping/Dinning)
A world-class fashion and dining destination in the heart of Salt Lake City, offering over 100 stores and restaurants in a casual, pedestrian-friendly shopping
Participants in this tournament are eligible to buy a Connect Pass which offers 50-80% discounts to the above attractions and more! You can get your Connect Pass here.