A mutual decision was made between Dixie State University and Legend Solar to cut ties over the stadium’s naming-rights agreement.
According to a statement released by university officials, the decision was made by both DSU and Legend Solar. The stadium will instead be named Trailblazer Stadium, and the construction of the east-side grandstand is still set to be completed by the end of April, which means 2018 commencement will be unaffected. Out of the $10 million donation, DSU only received $150,000.
According to the university’s statement, “The project will be funded by alternative revenue streams that were designated prior to breaking ground, as is done on all DSU building projects.”
Jyl Hall, director of public relations, said phase two of the stadium renovation is now being funded by institutional resources. She also said no tuition or state allocations will be used, and DSU also received funding from Washington County.
The stadium was supposed to receive solar panels, but Hall said the stadium will instead continue using traditional power sources.
According to an article from the Salt Lake Tribune, annual sales for Legend Solar dropped from $32 million in 2016 to $12 million in 2017.
“We have been in constant communication with Legend Solar in recent days and made this decision together to allow Legend Solar to focus on serving their customers, employees, and the community,” according to the statement from DSU.
Legend Solar hasn’t responded to Dixie Sun News’ request for comment.