Real Salt Lake and Sandy employees have been working with the Utah Department of Transportation and city police to coordinate pedestrian traffic before and after soccer games at the new stadium.

Up to 14 police officers will be paid by Real to direct traffic, and signals will be timed to allow pedestrians to walk safely across intersections in all directions, including diagonally.

Impact on traffic in the area is expected to be minimal, said Ryan Hales, who has coordinated the effort as an adviser for Real.

Similar plans have worked at soccer fields nationwide, he added.

The soccer franchise also plans to construct bridges and walkways to accommodate foot traffic from grassy fields nearby.