Saturday, February 11, 2006

RSL Stadium

In a KUTV story, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon said he felt $45 million was too much money for taxpayers to put up for RSL. I completely 100% agree. Mayor Corroon, please encourage RSL to reconsider downtown. This project is becoming too big for Salt Lake County to support. Salt Lake County does not need a "soccer city". It needs a stadium. It's truly ironic that RSL declared cost to be the primary factor in a move to Sandy, but is now faced with a project skyrocketing in price with no end in sight. May I suggest taxpayers grant RSL's first request of $25 million, use it to purchase land downtown and provide needed infrastructure.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But won't Salt lake City then have to foot the bill? I am sure that Checketts(?) will find a way to make the $25 million grow to a bigger number in Salt Lake City just like it did in Salt Lake County. I still do not see the economic benefit for Salt Lake City to locate the stadium here in town. (I know you disagree with me Ethan but i am still not convinced that it is an economically smart thing for the city(or the county or Sandy) to invest in. )
ALB

2/12/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be great if the stadium could be funded privately. With no public money being used.

The last thing that I want to happen is what happened with the E Center. There was all the hype that it would bring so much to West Valley. It would bring a new market that would create growth. We all know that it didn't. West Valley is the exact same and it is hell to try and get to a Grizzly game. Sandy will share the same fate. That area sucks to try and get in and out.

2/13/2006 11:24:00 AM  

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