Monday, April 10, 2006

Thank Politics For Cheap Tickets

The Real Salt Lake home opener is this Saturday evening. Thanks to Real Salt Lake's current political problems, there are a lot of great ticket deals around. Cross promotional deals abound including offers of free hot dogs and soft drinks with each home opener seat. The County Council is still deliberating the fate of the RSL Sandy Stadium and Real Salt Lake is eager to show that they can fill a stadium without the help of Hispanics, non- Mormons, or Democrats.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you politicians. Hopefully they will not fill the stadium and realize that money spent in Sandy is a waste.

4/10/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Real Salt Lake is eager to show that they can fill a stadium without the help of Hispanics, non- Mormons, or Democrats." . . .

Or all the Mormon Republicans who have caught on to the fact that Rep. Greg Curtis and Tom Dolan are shady, sneaky, disreputable characters.

4/10/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous. The whole Curtis, Dolan, Real thing has left a bad taste in my mouth.

4/10/2006 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why has it left a bad taste?

1st-Contrary to popular belief there is a world south of 2100 South.

2nd-What have Curtis and Dolan done that is so disreputable. Why do we blame politicians for working to better their community?

4/10/2006 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously you have not followed very closely what has been going on.

Curtis passes an RDA bill which does not allow RDA funds to be used to build Stadiums. Since Salt Lake was planning on using RDA funds, but now they can't, they lose the bid to Sandy. When Sandy realizes they need RDA funds to help build the stadium Curtis quickly gets a bill passed that allows the use of RDA funds to build stadiums.

If that doesn't sound a little screwy. I don't know what does.

Real Salt Lake can't cater to the Hispanic community by being in Sandy either. I live on the west side and most of my hispanic friends say that they don't go to Sandy because they are looked at like lawn boys or house cleaners and nothing else.

There is life beyond 2100 South. It starts in Vegas.

2008 the stadium will be full with interested people. In 2010 it will be empty because nobody wants to put up with Sandy to watch soccer. Sandy residents won't even go.

Dolan can continue to better his community by building big box stores. The stadium in Sandy will just take up space where another Wal Mart could go.

4/11/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Saroo said...

It's awe-inspiring to hear 5 anon's have a debate... Show yourselves you cowards!

4/11/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Peter said...

Wow. Your understanding of the actual legislative process and timelines is quite misunderstood.

First, Curtis has not run a single RDA bill period. Bramble has run two bills; the bills that you are referring to.

Second, RDA's are a hot political issue because of Kelo v New London and not because of Real Salt Lake. (If you are not familiar with this Supreme Court case it might be wise to do some research as to why this is an important issue and has such a major impact on private property rights). This and other abuses of RDA's is what led to Bramble running legislation to limit RDA's so they could be better studied and understood.

Third, Bramble worked to better understand the issues and proposed legislation this last year that does in fact allow RSL to use RDA type projects for soccer stadiums. However, they are not the old school RDA's but rather a new track that allows greater input from cities and school districts that will be affected by RDA sales tax increment.

If RSL cannot cater to the hispanic population then that will be to the detriment of soccer. I disagree that they will be unable to do so.

Finally, if there's nothing enjoyable south of 2100 until Las Vegas then all the better reason to locate something to do there. The population in this valley is trending south and west, not east and north. We shouldn't be so arrogant as to assume that the only place that people can have a good time is downtown SLC.

PS--Sarah--I agree that anonymous posting is somewhat duplicitious but you are just as anonymous as everyone else. Knowing your first name and location hardly makes you accountable or understood.

4/11/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the names are wrong. anon above got it pretty much right.

Peter Coroon better be careful how he handles this issue. He is in there becuase Workman self destructed. He won't get my vote if a stadium goes in Sandy. No matter how much I like the guy.

4/11/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous not sarah said...

will location even matter if the team can't win? what does it have 5(?) wins in club history?

4/11/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous still not sarah said...

also, pete if you really believe the stadium in sandy deal was on the up and up, you're in quite a bit of denial.
nice new london straw man though

4/11/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bramble is an idiot. I have met with him about the RDA issue and I ended up explaining the issues to him. I don't care how much research Bramble has done, he still doesn't see the consequences of what he is trying to do with RDAs.
ALB

4/12/2006 09:40:00 AM  

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