When the REAL Salt Lake withdrew from the agreement to build a soccer stadium,
many recognized that a unique opportunity to stabilize the future of the Utah State Fairpark had been lost. But, perhaps, the biggest disappointment during the Utah Legislature was the failure of the Legislature to vote to encourage the Governor to sign a long-term lease with Fair for use of Fairpark.
The Fair did, however, receive a $675,000 appropriation. Proposed legislation that would have required votes by Legislative committees before the Utah State Fair could sign a sublease with another group, something not required by current law – the bill, HB430, passed in the House of Representatives, however was not acted upon by the Senate.