Stadium update

Sorry for the delay in blogging. As long-time Deseret Morning Readers know, especially those going back to the Utah Blitzz days know, I’ve got other commitments at the paper and they’ve been keeping me busy the past two weeks. Unfortunately I’m not Argentina with the team and don’t have any team updates, but I did take a tour of the Sandy stadium today with DMN photographer Jeff Allred to gather info and photos for next week’s RSL special section, and it looks AWESOME.

I had not been to the stadium site since the topping off ceremony several months ago, and the progress they’ve made is amazing. I spoke with project manager Mike Steele, and he said it’s 60 percent done. Much of the remaining work is interior work, like drywall and electrical work. Construction workers were painting the steel frame of the canopy while we were there, and it definitely gives it more of a stadium feel.

We took a quick tour of the luxury suite locations, the press box as well as several other seating locations, and we all agreed, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. On that note, Steele said the red, cushioned chair-backed seats will be installed around mid-May as will the overhanging rooftop units.

With the weather warming-up, it’s only a matter of time before soccer games are being played in Sandy’ realistically early October. If you haven’t taken a drive along state street lately or 9400 South just south of the stadium lately, it’s worth a visit.

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