Major League Soccer Commish to Lobby Local Leaders

Major League Soccer Commish to Lobby Local Leaders

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Major League Soccer's commissioner will lobby local leaders this week to get Real Salt Lake a publicly-funded stadium.

Don Garber's first stop will be Governor Huntsman's office on Wednesday.

Team C-E-O Dean Howes said Garber will likely discuss a bill that forbids cities from using Redevelopment Agency money for sports stadiums with the Huntsman.

Howes said he hopes Garber will carry the message of how well the league is doing and that it's on a firm foundation and moving in the right direction.

R-S-L wants to build a stadium and has focused on Salt Lake City or Murray. The chosen city is expected either to buy the land for the stadium or pay for infrastructure.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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