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SLC’s downtown sports district clears major hurdle with City Council vote

July 9, 2024

By Jordan Miller

The Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved a key agreement for Ryan Smith’s downtown sports and entertainment district.… Read More ›

Ryan and Ashley Smith have a vision for future of downtown, and believe it’s possible

Jul 9, 2024


SALT LAKE CITY — Ryan and Ashley Smith are building professional sports teams. Their teams recently completed the NBA and NHL drafts, and as owners, they have become community leaders who have a vision … Read More ›

Joint Statement following Salt Lake City Council endorsement of Participation Agreement

July 9, 2024

“Tonight’s unanimous vote by the Salt Lake City Council is an important endorsement and positive step toward creating a Sports, Entertainment, Culture, and Convention District in the heart of downtown. … Read More ›

Opinion: Don’t miss this opportunity: Utah needs the SLC sports, entertainment, culture and convention district

By The Deseret News Editorial Board

In San Francisco, the lack of downtown workers and an increase in crime has shuttered retail outlets and cost the jobs of about 33,000 workers, John Rennie Short wrote recently for The Conversation.… Read More ›

Capital City Revitalization Zone Economic Contribution Analysis

June 20, 2024Read More ›

Salt Lake City Council Work Session – 06/11/2024

SLC Live Meetings
Streamed live on June 11, 2024… Read More ›

SEG downtown plans include new hotel, housing, jumbotron and ‘experience’ plaza


SALT LAKE CITY — The Smith Entertainment Group is revealing more details in their plans to revitalize downtown Salt Lake and the three blocks east of the Delta Center.… Read More ›

Cox, Mendenhall, Wilson among signers of downtown Salt Lake ‘reimagination’ letter

By Carter Williams,
May 22, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson are among the list of a dozen people who signed a letter supporting Smith … Read More ›

Salt Lake City LBA, RDA, and City Council Formal Meeting – 05/21/2024

SLC Live Meetings
Streamed live on May 21, 2024… Read More ›

Joint statement from Salt Lake County Mayor, Smith Entertainment Group, Utah Symphony

May 8, 2024

This week, Utah Symphony leadership, Smith Entertainment Group (SEG), and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson met to collaborate on proposed developments that would serve to create a Sports, Entertainment, Culture, and Convention District (SECC) … Read More ›

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