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Goodbye RSL
« on: January 29, 2007, 03:11:43 PM »

Mayor kills plan for soccer stadium

This was in the cards once they decided Sandy (ultra-farked-up suburb of SLC) was the place.  Major bummer. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 03:21:03 PM »

Bummer indeed.

Looks like they had a sensible ticket pricing plan too.

"In 2008, the first season in a new stadium, Real predicted it would average 15,400 fans at each game at $22.78 per ticket. Attendance would rise to 19,360 by 2013 when a ticket would cost $30.72, the team said. "

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 03:36:11 PM »

pretty unreal attendance estimates if you ask me. besides, soccer is ghey. Jerkoff
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 03:47:15 PM »

pretty unreal attendance estimates if you ask me. besides, soccer is ghey. Jerkoff

RSL averaged 12,689 in paid attendance last year in a stadium built for football, having no superstars and with a team that missed the playoffs.  15K isn't so unreal in a brand new stadium (one with real grass even), having Freddie Adu on the roster and the team definitely improving. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 03:50:01 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 03:56:25 PM »

They should wear body armour and helmets and let fat kids play.

Then it really would be ghey.

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 03:59:16 PM »

They should wear body armour and helmets and let fat kids play.

Then it really would be ghey.


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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007, 04:01:37 PM »

They should wear body armour and helmets and let fat kids play.

Then it really would be ghey.

Karma +1.  Simply because I racked my brain for five minutes and still couldn't come up with that. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 10:43:52 AM »

The Saga Continues...

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5141310

A bill emerged Thursday on Utah's Capitol Hill that could bring a Real Salt
Lake stadium to Sandy and salvage Utah's two-year-old soccer franchise,
which is being aggressively courted by investors in St. Louis.
   
If the measure passes - it was crafted behind closed doors this week with
the blessing of Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson
and legislative leadership - it would snatch at least $20 million for the
project out of Salt Lake County coffers, which critics allege could result
in a countywide property-tax hike.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 05:32:43 PM »

I hope it works out because as sad as it is, and it is, it's pretty easy to drive down to SLC to watch a game. If they could just come up with something better than Reall Salt Lake. seriously.... Sad
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 07:08:51 PM »

I hope it works out because as sad as it is, and it is, it's pretty easy to drive down to SLC to watch a game. If they could just come up with something better than Reall Salt Lake. seriously.... Sad

The name or the team itself? 

The name thing is a bit goofy.  I've never really bought in to the concept of ripping off names from top clubs around the world.  At least we have lofty pretensions here in SLC.  Madrid is about as prestigious a club as exists in the world.  God forbid, we might have ended up Chivas Salt Lake.   Devil  Wink

The team's getting better.  I expect they'll make the playoffs next season.  Of course, they might play those playoff matches in St. Louis.   Sad
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007, 05:48:32 PM »

The name. It seems to me, by choosing "Real SL" you are equating yourself with Real Madrid, which is foolish. I thought "Salt Lake 04" would have been pretty cool. Even though it could relate to Schalka 04, they are not as well none around these here parts.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007, 05:50:29 PM »

Personally I was amazed that they didn't select a name that ended in two zs. We're sorta lame like that around here.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2007, 05:57:56 PM »

Salt Lake Spazz
Salt Lake Lezz
Salt Lake Schizzle

Hmmmm..... there IS a ring to those.
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2007, 06:01:36 PM »

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