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Posted: 1:30 PM- Go figure.
That's what Salt Lake County number crunchers must do now that Real Salt Lake has released its financial documents.
The team delivered the long-awaited and oft-promised data Monday morning to county officials and reporters. The county's Debt Review Committee will dissect the documents during the coming weeks before recommending whether county Mayor Peter Corroon should commit tax dollars to help bring a Major League Soccer stadium to Sandy.
RSL's documents show the 2-year-old team tapping $15 million from Sandy, $32 million from the county and $15 million from an unexplained facility-surcharge bond., bringing the public-financing total to $62 million.
The New York investment firm Goldman Sachs is helping the team obtain an additional loan of $29 million for the stadium.
RSL's projections also show the average ticket price jumping from $17.53 a game in 2007 to nearly $31 in 2013. The team anticipates the average paid attendance leaping from 11,700 a game next year to nearly 17,000 in 2013. RSL averaged nearly 10,000 in paid attendance its first two seasons at the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The team also is banking on snagging revenues from concerts (up to 18 a year by 2013) and other events (about 20 a year) at new digs near 9400 S. State.
RSL hopes to play its first game at a Sandy stadium in July 2008.