It has been less than a month since the March 3rd announcement that West Valley City and Real Monarchs are working on a deal to bring the Monarchs to our city. The announcement opens up a negotiation window for the two sides to work out a deal to have the Monarchs be a permanent part of our community.
The Real Monarchs play in the United Soccer League and are an affiliate to Real Salt Lake. The new stadium location is currently being discussed but there is a lot of discussion of it being near the Maverik Center. The new stadium will cost around $23 million and would be financed by the team. It is expected to seat 8,000 fans.
The new stadium could become home to many different sporting events including the Monarchs games, women's professional soccer and many other soccer events. The new stadium, if it ends up being built near the Maverik Center, will be next to a Trax line as well as having bus lines and parking lots all within a couple of blocks making it easy for residents through out the Valley to get to games.
There have been several articles written on the announcement. Here are some articles with further information. We are excited for this chance to bring the Monarchs to West Valley City and see it as another great entertainment option for our residents.
Salt Lake Tribune article on WVC / Monarchs
KSL article on WVC/Monarchs