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Group Voices Concerns Over RSL Deal

Group Voices Concerns Over RSL Deal

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(KSL News) -- A group opposed to a regional sports complex tied to funding of a new Real soccer stadium aired concerns tonight.

Jeff Salt, executive director of the Great Salt Lakekeeper, said, "Soccer is getting this incredible subsidy, and they're using taxpayer dollars to ruin a public resource like the Jordan River."

Rather than build along the Jordan River, the group suggests using existing fields at schools throughout the valley.

Group Voices Concerns Over RSL Deal

Also today, Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson sent a letter to Governor Jon Huntsman, asking the Governor "to honor the deal, as it was presented." Adding, "no public money should go to Real Salt Lake ... until the team complies with its promise to donate $7.5 million for the regional Athletics Complex."

RSL owner Dave Checketts will meet with the media tomorrow afternoon to "clarify the tone, content and accuracy, of the team's role in the deal."

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