Tuesday, October 11, 2005

DISASTER!!!!

13 Comments:

Blogger pramahaphil said...

Dolan Dome! it is.

10/11/2005 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Gary said...

From my perspective as a Utah County soccer fan who doesn't want to drive all the way to the Fairpark, I don't see a disaster here.

From my perspective as a fan who prefers to have the team make their decision based on what's best for their business, I don't see a disaster here.

From the perspective (admittedly not mine) of a person who supports the UTA and would prefer that the stadium be accessible by Trax, I don't see a disaster here.

The only "disaster" here is that we have a rare opportunity for a Good Thing to happen in a city that's not Salt Lake.

10/11/2005 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Utah County as well and for me there really is not difference between Sandy and SLC - I suspect if you ask anyone out of town/state they would say the same thing. Downtown SLC really isn't that cool anyways. 90th seems more centrally located as well.

Hey - at least we have MLS in Utah. Who cares where the stadium is? Lets just get out there and support the team.

10/11/2005 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is no difference between Sandy and Downtown, I expect the team to rename itself Real Sandy. In fact, I demand that the team rename itself Real Sandy. Then see people around the world ask "Where the hell is Sandy?"

Sandy is nothing but another anonymous, characterless, boring, bland, sprawling suburb consisting of chain stores, strip malls, 6-lane streets, 10-acre parking lots, and cul-de-sacs full of cookie-cutter stucco homes.

This may not be the death of the team, but it's going to kill the experience of going to a game. What are you going to do afterwards? Risk your life trying to cross any of the streets on foot so you can get fish tacos from yet another Mexican Grill franchise?

Moving the state's only interesting sports franchise to a bedroom community sounds like a decision only a politician would make.

10/11/2005 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine. Rename them Real Sandy. We still have a team. Are you not going to go to games because people don't know where Sandy is? Come on. We still have soccer suck it up and stop complaining.

10/11/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Meghan said...

UGH! This is terrible!! I hate Sandy.

10/11/2005 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me the argument that there isn't anything to do in Sandy before or after a game is flat. I'm willing to wage one whole dollar that 90% of fans after a Jazz/Utah/BYU/Delta Center Concert/Event probably do what after a game?...they GO HOME. Heaven forbid the boozers ('experience seekers') can't go to Port O'Call in a 15 minute walk when then can drive or take trax in the same amount of time from Sandy. Sandy has plenty of restaurants, bars and sportsbars - and to a degree they are nicer than any of the dumpy ones out by the fairgrounds.

And I agree with the previous comment that out of towners don't care or even know that Sandy is different than Salt Lake City.

And the decision wasn't made by a politician. It was made by a businessman.

10/11/2005 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

The "businessman" stated numerous times where he wanted the stadium to be- downtown.

I'd love to think that the stadium was put there for business reasons only

but the evidence doesn't bear that out.

10/11/2005 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandy is a limitless wasteland. Compared to Provo and Utah County it is Las Vegas.

Sandy has nothing and 73% of the people polled on where the want the stadium said downtown. The owner of the team Dave Checketts and his son both wanted the stadium downtown and they are ticked and saddened that it won't happen.

Sandy sucks, Dolan is a fraud, but Rocky Anderson puts the rest to shame. He won't build a stadium to bring more revenue into 'his city' but he will use my taxpayer dollars to fund things that the majority voted against. Way to go A-HOLE.

Logan

10/11/2005 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're in luck. The taxpayers of the entire state of Utah will get to pay for part of the construction of the stadium in Sandy.

10/11/2005 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, if the majority of those polled wanted it in SLC, and the team owners wanted it in SLC, (excuse my ignorance) but how the hell did it end up in Sandy?

I thought we had this thing resolved already!!

10/11/2005 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anonymous:

It ended up in Sandy because, although the majority of those polled wanted it downtown and the owners wanted it downtown, there wasn't a downtown site available (no, the fairpark isn't downtown), and Ross Anderson wasn't particularly helpful in finding one.

10/14/2005 07:45:00 AM  
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