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RIO TINTO STADIUM


Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake. The roof of the 25,000-seat stadium was designed by the architects to be an iconic rolling canopy whose shape referenced the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. Fabricated from 70,000 square feet of PTFE-coated fiberglass, the roof’s translucency screens out UV and excess heat while still allowing natural light to reach seating areas. At night, the membrane becomes a stage for dramatic lighting effects that add visual excitement to the playing field. Lighting and speakers are embedded in the canopy, eliminating the need for lighting towers that would have cast shadows on the field and impeded television coverage of games. The PTFE membrane is highly durable and inherently sheds dirt and debris, ensuring it will look good for decades to come.

Structurflex worked with the architects from early concept stages through installation. By incorporating unique and flexible detailing, the roof installation was completed ahead of schedule, with no compromise in performance.

Press
European touches create the Real thing in Utah,” SportsBusiness Daily Global Journal

“Rio Tinto Stadium reflects local support and pride,” Fabric Architecture Magazine



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PTFE FABRIC ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

SURFACE AREA
6,503M2 / 70,000FT2

FABRIC TYPE
PTFE - SHEERFILL II

ARCHITECT
ROSSETTI

DEVELOPER
SCP Worldwide

Unique canopy gives soccer stadium an aesthetic point of difference

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Sports

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