Sunday, August 06, 2006

Foul!

RSL owner Dave Checketts said publicly he is entertaining all options for his team's stadium. Fibber. Real Salt Lake was recently presented with an option for a Downtown stadium that included property, and would use less tax money than the Sandy option. But Dave Checketts is afraid that if he doesn't build in Sandy, Speaker Greg Curtis will rip public funding from underneath him. So even though Downtown is available to him wrapped up in a nice little bow, Checketts continues to slather makeup on the Sandy pig.

5 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Not to mention that he hasn't really commented on the Utah County/Geneva Steel plan.

-Bob

8/06/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Curious said...

Just a question regarding "All this talk about Curtis ripping public funding from beneath Checketts."

I haven't heard a thing about this. Plus, from what I've heard RSL won't be getting any money from the state. So why worry what Curtis thinks? He set up the TRT funding option, but left it up to the counties to decide how to spend the money.

I do, however, agree with you that Checketts is just making empty threats with his Aug. 12 "deadline."

8/06/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Chris B said...

Ethan--

You know better than that. The downtown option is far from a nice little package. It would require approval by the Governor, Legislature and Fairpark Board in order for them to move forward on a land deal there.

The county would have to go through it's process in order for the TRT money to be utilized.

You make it sound as though all RSL has to do is sign on the dotted line. It would take at least 7 months to get everything in order there.

8/06/2006 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Not fairpark.

Downtown.

8/06/2006 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't you simplifying it a bit to "spin" it your way?

Oh well... if we don't like it, we can read elsewhere, no?

p.s. You're not being paid by LHM are you? I jest!

8/07/2006 08:38:00 AM  

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