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T-180: Rio Tinto Stadium is a wonderful venue to play and watch football. Not only can it host soccer games, but rugby union contests as well. For example, the youth side of my rugby team, Belmont Shore, earned the ignominious honor of finishing with a lead medal—fourth place—at the national tournament down there.
And yes, it does do high school gridiron contests as well, just like the Home Depot Center with their CIF State Championship games.

With a 130 x 90 Kentucky Bluegrass surface, Rio Tinto Stadium was constructed from 2006 through 2008. This stadium seats 20,000 for football matches and 25,000 for concerts (including an upcoming gig by Paul McCartney).

Stadium amenities include 32 luxury suites, a 2,000-square foot Stadium Club, 1,000 premium club seats, five locker rooms, a 60-foot Video Board, and ribbon LED boards stretching 200 feet long on both the east and west fascia.

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