Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Real Salt Lake stadium vote might come today

With a Friday deadline hanging over their heads, it looks like the Utah Legislature might hold the required vote to force Salt Lake County to use certain taxes to assist in stadium development today.

Yesterday the state Senate extended a Salt Lake County lodging and rental car tax for another 10 years, and earmarked $15 million in tourist taxes to buy land for the soccer stadium.

Now the House has to vote. And, the bill has to be passed by Friday for the team to stay in Salt Lake.

Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts has promised the team will stay in Utah if the bill is passed. However, should the bill fail or not pass by Friday, he has a very credible offer from St. Louis to buy the club.

Just a few more hours till we know for sure if Real Salt Lake lives or dies.

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