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Name
Real Salt Lake Academy High School
Date
2018
Client
REAL Salt Lake
Area
326,000 SF

Real Salt Lake Academy High School is a tuition free, public STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Charter School serving grades 9-12 located at Real Salt Lake Training Facility Campus in Herriman, Utah. The facility includes eight soccer fields. The approximately 300-student facility is a mix of out-of-state RSL Academy student-athletes and local students interested in the curriculum of the high school.

With its sheer scale and bold aesthetic, the Real Salt Lake Training Academy seeks to make its mark in the city of Herriman, Utah and shape the future of American Soccer. The 326,000-square-foot facility is comprised of a unique combination of MLS regulation size indoor fields, state-of-the-art training facilities and a charter school, all of which are housed underneath a pre-engineered truss frame building produced by the steel fabricator, Nucor. Nucor’s unique truss frame system creates the largest pre-engineered clear span building in North America at a span of 400 feet. The structure encloses two MLS regulation-size soccer fields side by side. Wrapping around the large span structure are professional training and locker room facilities, academy training and locker room facilities, and a charter school, also housed by a pre-engineered frame system by Nucor.

5,000 solar panels produce 1.65 megawatts of energy, relieving about 80% of the electricity needed from the electrical grid to run the training facility. The site also includes an exhibition stadium with locker room and public restroom facilities, 3 MLS size outdoor practice fields, and 2 high school size practice fields.