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Real Salt Lake Stadium Issue Will Likely Not Make Ballot

Real Salt Lake Stadium Issue Will Likely Not Make Ballot

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(KSL News) Funding for the Real Salt Lake stadium most likely will not make it on the ballot.

"Get Real Utah" needs 92,000 signatures by the end of the day to put the matter to a public vote. As of last month, the group had only 32,000 signatures. But organizers say no matter what the final number turns out to be, the petition sends a message.

"I think Salt Lake County, especially all along the Wasatch Front, people are agitated about it, you could say," said Brad Swedlund, the stadium petition organizer. "I hope that the legislators get the message that we like to see an open and fair process."

If enough signatures are gathered, a public vote would be held on the legislature's plan to funnel $35 million in Salt Lake County hotel taxes toward the $110 million stadium.

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