Salt Lake Pitches for Soccer Stadium

Salt Lake Pitches for Soccer Stadium

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The southern part of downtown Salt Lake City may soon be getting a face lift.

The plan is for sprawling new development, including a small convention center if the city can persuade Real Salt Lake to build a new Major League Soccer stadium.

The city's major has been talking with R-S-L owner Dave Checketts about how the potential stadium could revitalize the city's downtown region.

The proposed soccer site would be on Block 22 south of 600 South and east of West Temple.

City officials believe the stadium would bring new city and private projects to the area, like a new TRAX light rail stop next to the area, a new "park-and-ride" parking structure on neighboring blocks and new potential mixed-use developments.

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

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