When the first soccer ball is struck at Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 9, an exciting new era will begin in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah… On the planning and construction front, making Rio Tinto Stadium a reality took serious teamwork. Being the point company for that effort fell to ICON Venue Group, which served as the owner’s representative for SCP Worldwide. 

“One of the interesting things we had to accomplish is that the opening date was pushed from Oct. 27 to Oct. 9 because of the ESPN broadcast of the game. Making that deadline is a true testament to the project team and the joint venture – working well together,” said Charlie Thornton, ICON Venue Group Senior Vice President and Project Executive.

(For the full article, please read a copy of the October 6-12, 2008 issue of Sports Business Journal)

ICON specially recognizes all of its personnel who have helped the arena construction reach this important milestone: Tim Romani, Charlie Thornton, Mike Steele, Elliott Veazey, and Ron Sally.