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SLC Council OK's sports complex plan

(Salt Lake Tribune) Soccer on Salt Lake City's west side just got a kick.

After six years, City Hall finally appears ready to strike with its long-promised regional sports complex along the banks of the Jordan River near Rose Park.

The City Council agreed Tuesday night to spend $500,000 for 160 acres of state land that, once improved, initially will blossom into 12 soccer fields, two baseball diamonds, rest rooms, concession stands and parking for 1,300 vehicles.

"Acquiring this land is a big domino in getting this project moving forward," said Public Services Director Rick Graham, who expects to ink the land transfer with the state Monday.

Construction could begin next year on the swath of land sandwiched between Interstate

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