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Expansion Of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium Could Displace Olympic Cauldron Park

Univ. of Utah officials in weighing expansion to Rice-Eccles Stadium are "talking to the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation about what to do with elements of Cauldron Park if it's displaced by new south-bowl seating," according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The school’s "eminent role in the 2002 Winter Games has been embodied for the past decade" in Olympic Cauldron Park, and there is "little doubt the $2 million cauldron will remain on-site." But Cauldron Park, "built with $6.5 million in profits from the Salt Lake Games, also includes other features." Legacy Foundation Exec Dir Colin Hilton "expects Cauldron Park’s transition to begin with the move of exhibit materials out of the visitors center." He said that "those items can be incorporated easily into the artifact collection of the 2002 Games’ museum at Utah Olympic Park outside of Park City." Hilton added the Legacy Foundation is intent on always "keeping the cauldron there." Hilton: "We’ll look to relocate it in a smart way" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 11/2).
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