|The FC Dallas Stadium will be visited by Elk Grove officials next week.|
During last night's Elk Grove City Council meeting it was revealed that four city officials will be traveling to Texas next week on a fact-finding trip.
News of the trip surfaced during the city manager Laura Gill's administrative report that she, economic development director Randy Starbuck, Mayor Jim Cooper and Council Member Gary Davis will be traveling next week to visit the FC Dallas Stadium soccer facility in Frisco, Texas.
Last month Gill approved a $50,000 consultants expenditure to study the feasibility of the Elk Grove hosting a professional soccer team.
According to information from the city the estimated cost of next week's two-day trip will be $5,000. The purpose of the trip is to tour the soccer facility and examine how it has been an economic development tool. The foursome are also scheduled to meet with the Howard Hughes Co. to receive updates on the stalled Elk Grove Promenade shopping center.
"I personally think this is premature," Council Member Steve Detrick said at last night's meeting. "I want to go on record."