September 29, 2008

RSL just got paid

Rio TintoReal Salt Lake's new stadium will be named Rio Tinto Stadium after the mining company agreed to pay $1.5M-$2M/year for 15 years, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. It might sound like small potatoes to those who only follow MLB or the NFL, but given that player salaries rarely get into the hundreds of thousands in MLS, this deal will help pay for a few players all at once. Or a Designated Player, if RSL was so inclined.

What will the fans call it? The Tint? The Tent? As long as they don't start calling it The Taint I think everyone will be happy.

Image courtesy of Behind the Shield

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