AMERICA FIRST FIELD event AMERICA FIRST FIELD in Sandy, Utah is unveiled at an event on Sept. 10. (Photo: America First CU)

Professional soccer team Real Salt Lake’s Sandy, Utah venue officially became AMERICA FIRST FIELD on Saturday as part of a naming rights deal with Utah’s largest credit union.

According to an announcement from the $17.4 billion, Riverdale, Utah-based America First Credit Union, which has been affiliated with Real Salt Lake (RSL) since 2005 and was the club’s original corporate sponsor, the new venue name is just one element of an expanded partnership between RSL and the credit union – it also includes digital and traditional branding for America First at AMERICA FIRST FIELD, and the release of a co-branded America First/RSL debit card and credit card that will provide cardholders with exclusive benefits including discounted tickets, concessions, merchandise and special access to events.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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