Month: July 2016

Legislature Funds New Fair Park Arena

Media Statement
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2016

Elizabeth Converse
Communications Director
Utah House Democratic Caucus

State Fair Park Arena Approved By Full Legislature

Salt Lake City – Representative Sandra Hollins secured a $10,000,000 investment from the state legislature for a new fair park arena today in a special session. The bill, H.B. 3002, approved funding for the creation of a 10,000 seat stadium to be built by July of next year.

Representative Sandra Hollins said, “This is a hard-fought victory for the west side, and for our state as a whole. The legislature recognizes the benefit of building this arena, and the economic driver it will be. The future of the fair park has been in jeopardy for 20 years. The ability to host large scale events with this new arena will make the fair park and surrounding businesses more sustainable for the future. We have a plan and we are executing it now.”

The passed legislation includes a private-public partnership with financial commitments from the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and private donors. The new venue is expected to host the Days of ‘47 Rodeo and many other events.