Sports and Changes in Moab
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Many of the outdoors sports are going to be held off until winter, but there will still be many sports events in the meantime. Indoor soccer will start soon, as will basketball and wrestling, while roller derby is going strong within the community. Citizens of all ages enjoy watching these events, and all of them have a loyal following. When the spring hits again, the community can look forward to boy’s soccer, track and field events, baseball and softball, tennis, and golf. For a small town, we have a large amount of sports events, and the audience for it is part of what helps to keep many of those sports afloat. Moab is changing, however. Construction on a college is expected to start as early as next year, and that venture is expected to grow the population. It is also possible that the new college will bring new sports teams with it.

The college will just be an extension of USU, but it is estimated to hold quite a number of students from both Moab and the surrounding areas. Students from Blanding, Green River, Monticello, and even Grand Junction are expected to attend, and the strong student attendance could increase a need for college sports. It is possible that soon the students around town will have a need to keep their old sports gear, or even buy new ones, such as lacrosse equipment. The increase in population could even bring new sports to the high school, and all of these changes would bring in more revenue for the town. Moab exists very much for the tourist season, and a larger population could help to keep the town going through the difficult winter months, and a larger population could even help drive down prices in housing.

Either way, it seems clear that the college is going to change things around here, and hopefully for the better.

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