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Real Salt Lake Chairman may become CEO of Yankees venture

Published: Monday, Dec. 12 2011 2:33 p.m. MST

Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts, right, greets player Jamison Olave as the MLS Cup championship rings are handed out to the team before Real Salt Lake's game against the Seattle Sounders at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah Saturday, April 10, 2010.

T.J. Kirkpatrick, Deseret News

Dave Checketts, former president of Madison Square Garden and chairman of Real Salt Lake soccer team's parent company, may become CEO of Legends Hospitality Management, Bloomberg News reported citing an unnamed person.

Legends Hospitality oversees concessions and merchandising and is co-owned by the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bloomberg said.

Checketts attended University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's degree in business, according to a profile on his company's website. He founded SCP Worldwide in 2001. The sports, media and entertainment company owns the St. Louis Blues and Rio Tinto Stadium where Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake plays.

jburke@deseretdigital.com

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