Construction on soccer complex begins — again

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  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    Aug. 2, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    In return for this, RSL got a big chunk of Rio Tinto Stadium to be publicly funded. So I disagree with the fact that RSL got nothing in return for this.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 2, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Except that without the 1/3 from the SOCCER team, the project wouldn't happen at all. The mayor's office said that multiple times in their financial due diligence. So when you're dependent on the generosity of a private business - who will get nothing in return for their generosity - to make the project happen, they can kind of dictate what they want.

    And there are three baseball fields as part of the complex, which I can't believe RSL was OK with, so spare me the whining about how this isn't a 'multi-use' complex.

  • just sayin' Woods Cross, UT
    Aug. 2, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    Maybe just maybe because 2/3 is still > than '1/3'...That's why the PUBLIC TAX PAYING two-thirds should expect MULTIUSE, just sayin'

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 2, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    Because the local pro SOCCER team is paying for over 1/3 of it. They can use their money for whatever they feel like. Why would a pro SOCCER team pay for football, rugby, and lacrosse fields?

  • Sheamus Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 7:35 p.m.

    Why don't they make it a multi-use complex - include Football, Rugby, and Lacrosse. Maybe that would lessen the sting of taxpayer money going to a single use sports complex.