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Published: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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dansimp
Layton, UT

So much to take issue with in this article. First, just lousy reporting. I've been a season ticket holder since '08, and I have no idea what fight song is being quoted there. I am familiar with the 'Believe' song, however, that the whole stadium sings at the beginning, or when we score, or just when we want to help boost the team.

Even more troubling with this horrible editorial, however, is the continued misrepresentation via omission of information. Ever since the question of the stadium was being fought about in the halls of political gamesmanship, it has been disheartening to see the continued misinformation that was happily passed about by media, and opposition forces. The tax fund used to help build the stadium was a specific tax revenue that by law could only, and I'll repeat since no one else seems to bother, COULD ONLY be used on funding things that would increase or help tourism. Since that stadium was built we have had several games that each brought people from more than 3 dozen states and over a dozen countries to our state specifically to attend games at Rio Tinto. By any measure, its been a wild success.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

"Despite their connection to civic pride, sports ought to be able to survive on their own, as any other business."

Well, a lot of big businesses these days get all kinds of tax incentives, subsidies, tax credits, or vouchers. I agree with the DesNews that sports ought to survive on their own, but I would love to see the DesNews take a similar stand on the plethora of ways that tax dollars flow to private business and special interests at the expense of other businesses and interests.

milhouse
Atlanta, GA

I think Kyle Beckerman should run for governor. And keep his hair.

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