- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah lawmakers want to spend $10 million on a new stadium at the state fairgrounds as the Mormon church kicks in $3 million more toward the project.

Democratic Rep. Sandra Hollins of Salt Lake City says lawmakers are asking Gov. Gary Herbert to call them into a special session this summer to help fund the $17 million, 10,000-seat stadium.

Hollins says the popular Days of ‘47 Rodeo would move its event from the Jazz Arena to the aging fairgrounds if the 10,000-seat facility is built.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman Eric Hawkins says community leaders asked for help and the church is glad to donate to help revitalize the neighborhood.

Herbert spokesman Jon Cox says the governor is going to review the proposal but has not decided on a special session.


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