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Salt Lake City moves ahead on sports complex

Salt Lake City moves ahead on sports complex



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake City Council has agreed to spend $500,000 for 160 acres of state land that would become 12 soccer fields, two baseball diamonds and more.

The regional sports complex would be on the city's west side on the banks of the Jordan River near Rose Park.

The complex also would include rest rooms, concession stands and parking for 1,300 vehicles.

Construction on the $22.8 million first phase of the project could start next year. Funding will come from a $15.3 million bond that residents approved in 2003 and a $7.5 million pledge from Real Salt Lake.

Public Services Director Rick Graham expects the land transfer with the state to be signed Monday.

Graham says a deal letting the city upgrade the site in ways that also benefit the state could slash the land bill to $164,000.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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