ReAL Stadium Parking Lot Must Be Owned By SL County

ReAL Stadium Parking Lot Must Be Owned By SL County

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(KSL News) -- Sandy City may seem to have a big advantage in the quest for a Major League Soccer stadium. But that advantage is legally limited.

The 18-million dollars earmarked for a convention center parking lot must be used for the parking lot. According to state law, the parking lot must be owned by Salt Lake County.

The limitation is well known to everyone involved in the deal, including Real Salt Lake officials and leaders in Sandy and state government.

The team is working to raise the 75-million dollars it needs for the 25-thousand seat stadium, which will end up being a private-public partnership.

It's o-k if the team shares the parking lot with the convention center.

A Salt Lake County attorney plans to make it clear to the county council today that part of the money already allocated for the parking lot can legally be 'flipped' to build the stadium.

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