NWSL Tournament Matches In Utah Might Allow Select Fans To Attend
It is uncertain whether fans will be allowed to attend the NWSL tournament set to start next month outside Salt Lake City, but the "hope is a small, possibly previously selected group of fans can attend to start," according to Alex Vejar of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The number of fans allowed at games then would grow "as restrictions in the state continue to lift." The majority of Utah is "currently under 'yellow' risk level, but certain cities, like Salt Lake, are still in 'orange.'" All nine NWSL clubs will play in the event, which will be held June 29-July 22 at Rio Tinto Stadium and Zions Bank Stadium. Coronavirus testing "will be 'regular,' but the [exact] frequency is yet to be determined." Players and staff "won't be quarantined, but will have restrictions on what they do off the field." The teams will stay "in the dormitories near RSL's training facility and at some hotels" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 5/20).