Real salt lake soccer games?

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Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby » Fri 04 Jul 2014 4:48 pm

Are these off limits to concealed carry? I wanna say it's fine but I have never been there and was wondering if they had metal detectors. I guess they might because it's a sporting arena.

Have you made it in or had any problems?
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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby Snurd » Fri 04 Jul 2014 5:03 pm

People have carried there without problems in the past.

Here is another thread about it, that talks about a previous thread.

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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby » Fri 04 Jul 2014 11:23 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Happy to report no metal detectors. They do have a no weapons sign as your going in. It's easy to miss if your not looking for it. They do check all bags. Wife's purse got searched. Other than that it's easy to get in.
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Postby B Cart » Mon 07 Jul 2014 12:53 pm

I've carried there many times with no issues, however my brother in law got escorted out for carrying. His shirt rode up when he was picking up his baby girl, and one of the staff saw his gun. They got a manager and came and asked him to put it in his car or not come back. They escorted him out of the stadium and he "put it in his car" and came back.

So just make sure you carry concealed there and you shouldn't have any issues. :wink:
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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby » Mon 07 Jul 2014 12:54 pm

Good to know. Thanks for posting.
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Postby benh » Mon 07 Jul 2014 7:12 pm

I for one don't carry at RSL games, however I do hope they raise their security. I don't carry there because it is not allowed by the rules and I have a very large financial investment with the team that I do not want to put in jeopardy by having an accidental exposure. This investment could be revoked by not following the policies of the stadium. It is because of this I suggest each year to RSL that they raise security by doing more than bag checks and using metal detectors like at the EnergySolutions Arena. I've walked in Rio Tinto Stadium many times with a small backpack without it being checked. I would definitely feel more comfortable with more security. I know that some of you will call me out for putting an investment over my own self defense but it is simply something I am willing to do in this case.
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Postby DaKnife » Thu 17 Jul 2014 5:53 pm

I see your reasoning, but rather than asking them to increase the useless feel good security ask if they are planning on taking measures to guarantee the safety of all attendees. As this and similar threads about other such locations have shown the security at these locations is really only a feel-good measure and is in fact focused more on keeping food and beverages out to protect their concession sales. So comply with their rules if you feel so inclined but don't waste your hot air asking for more feel good security, tell them to put up or allow you to be able to defend your self. Thorough security checks on all, employees, vendors athletes and patrons using full mag and bag searches with X-rays for the bags, and no turning off the detectors and X-rays just because the game is about to start. And have a large and well trained armed response team always at the ready. Enough of this fake feel good security theater, either protect their patrons or stop disarming the patrons.

You choose to follow the rules. Fine I do respect your choice, but what are you going to do about the drunken hoodlum sitting a couple rows behind you who ignored the rules, and who then takes issue when you politely ask him to stop screaming profanities in the ears of your wife and children. It only takes a second for a seemingly innocent request to turn deadly violent, as per the shooting in Chicago over the holiday where the bad guy got upset because someone removed his drink from the roof of their car, cussed them out then went and got a gun and came out shooting (with a couple friends as well).

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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby bagpiper » Thu 17 Jul 2014 7:06 pm

I understand that the stadium is privately owned and so would normally support their right to set whatever foolish policies they like.

But given the significant taxpayer funding that enabled the building, I believe the stadium should be subject to Utah's State preemption law on firearms.

I also note that there is no way for the stadium staff to guarantee anyone's security. Even if every customer and employee and every bag were thoroughly checked, weapons can be smuggled in. Beyond that, two or three guys can inflict deadly injure very quickly on a lone victim with just their hands and fists. A single, average male can have his way with most women if they get her alone somewhere. There are virtually no women who could mount an effective, unarmed defense against two, half-way determined and/or experienced attackers.

The stadium is widely used for events other than soccer, and is outside with a very weak parameter. Real security or even airport style faux security would be far too much for many customer to tolerate. So in addition to the considerations of taxpayer funding and State law, the only practical solution is to allow permit holders, at least to carry their legal self-defense.

It isn't like group violence at soccer games is unheard of.

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Postby veyec » Wed 15 Jun 2016 1:03 pm

Just bringing this back from the dead:

Went to an RSL game last night. There were metal detectors at all entry points and people with wands to do a detailed secondary check.
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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby » Wed 15 Jun 2016 1:44 pm

veyec wrote:Just bringing this back from the dead:

Went to an RSL game last night. There were metal detectors at all entry points and people with wands to do a detailed secondary check.

Good info, thanks for letting us know! Guess I won't be going to any soccer games.
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Postby UtahJarhead » Wed 15 Jun 2016 2:05 pm

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Re: Real salt lake soccer games?

Postby Cinhil » Wed 15 Jun 2016 7:34 pm

According to this announcement Real Stadium is now privately owned and there rules are in compliance with law unlike several other event centers which are publicly as well as privately funded, therefor different rules apply at those venues and they have no right to deny you access while carrying concealed. ... -salt-lake

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Postby Greenhead_Slayer » Mon 20 Jun 2016 8:09 am

In the past it was always pretty easy to legally carry concealed into the stadium. In April of this year the league updated their security measures at all 20 stadiums across the country, thus the new presence of metal detectors. I had to return to my truck and leave my carry piece this last week because of the metal detectors. ... 0-stadiums
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