Because Dave Checketts is, first and foremost, a cartographer

Dave Checketts, cartographer

From an interview in the Deseret Morning News with Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts:

DMN: You’ve said you think the Sandy stadium is going to be the best in MLS. I’m sure every owner who’s opened a stadium thinks his stadium is going to be the best, so why do think Utah’s will be better?

Checketts: First, isn’t everything in real estate about location? This is the best location anywhere in soccer in the U.S. Chicago is so far out of Chicago, and even Denver is a long way from Denver, and even the Home Depot Center is way south of Los Angeles. Now (ours) really is in the city.

  • Distance from State & Madison in downtown Chicago to 71st & Harlem in Bridgeview: 15.0 miles
  • Distance from Civic Center Park in downtown Denver to Commerce City: 6.5 miles
  • Distance from Main & Tom Bradley Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles to Carson: 17.6 miles
  • Distance from South Main Street & E 400 South in Salt Lake City to Sandy, Utah: 14.4 miles

Yeah. Yours really is in the city. The city of Sandy.

Kenn Tomasch

Kenn Tomasch

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