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Rio Tinto MLS Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium with a stunning mountain backdrop

Designed to bring a variety of events to Utah, Rio Tinto evolved the soccer stadium concept into an entertainment venue for the InterMountain West. The soccer stadium’s signature feature is the massive undulating canopy that follows the silhouette of the Wasatch mountain range beyond. Extraordinary care was taken to coordinate and detail the underside of the canopy. The dramatic lighting highlights the iconic shape and adds visual excitement to the playing field. By embedding the lighting and speakers into the canopy membrane, the distractions of typical infrastructure and broadcast towers were eliminated.