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Rio Tinto Stadium lifts mask mandate for upcoming RSL home game

Real Salt Lake’s home game Saturday against Nashville SC will have less COVID-19 restrictions.

The club announced Tuesday that Rio Tinto Stadium will no longer require fans to wear face masks, though they are still highly encouraged to do so. For fans that feel more comfortable wearing masks and social distancing, the team will make “special seating arrangements” for them.

The seating capacity at the RioT is still 10,000, but that number could increase “based upon the safety and comfort of our fans,” the club said in a statement.

Other protocols will remain unchained.

“Seating will remain physically distanced, and our staff, stadium security and concession workers will still be required to wear masks,” the club said. “Players, coaches, and game officials will still be required to follow MLS safety guidelines.”

The stadium saw 10,448 fans for last Saturday’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The change in protocols comes a week after Utah lifted the majority of coronavirus restrictions due to the state meeting three criteria set by HB294, the so-called COVID-19 “endgame” bill.

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