The Utah State Fair Board of Directors met this afternoon with Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen to consider his proposal to build a new minor-league soccer stadium at the Fairpark. Hansen says the plan could save the fair, which is struggling financially.
The Utah State Fair is underperforming according to a new report by the Office of the Utah State Auditor. The limited performance audit compared the Utah State Fair with several other state fairs around the country. It specifically focused on similar fairs held in Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. David Pulsipher is the performance audit director.