RSL Academy Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Aug 24, 2016

RSL Academy Groundbreaking Ceremony

With upward of 250 people in attendance from Herriman that included a group of youth players that stand to directly benefit from the undertaking at the new facility, [Dell Loy] Hansen and others put shovels into the dirt. With 22 cement trucks pouring foundation, the chain of events that will forever change the future of Real Salt Lake and soccer in Utah was set into motion.

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen is throwing down around $50 million smackeroos on a soccer complex in Herriman, UT. The site will be 42-acre complex, that will feature eight fields and house training for Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs and extensions of the club’s Arizona-based academy teams.

Yesterday, they broke ground and the excitement was palpable.

The best part of the entire thing, is not just the facility for RSL, but what will be going in to the community as well. There are reports that the campus (or close to) will include a 77,000 foot, 250-student science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) charter school for Herriman City itself.

And, residential and commercial development is planned adjacent to the complex, with projections to add 400 new homes, 600 apartment units and 32 acres of mix-used zoning.

I love this.

I was actually talking to Brian a few months ago about what was going on over there and even though he didn’t have intimate knowledge of the area he did say that there was a lot of energy around the team about the new complex. I was asking because I’d seen some video or read some blurb about what the Dallas Cowboys are doing with their new training facility in Texas and how the Cowboys part of it was just a small portion, relatively speaking, of how they were reshaping the area around it.

This is another one of those situations right here.

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