Comment 55776

By goin'downtown (registered) | Posted January 11, 2011 at 18:45:11

Bratina said in the National Post chat today "Details are: demolish south stand, renovate north stand, do it with the Pan-Am budget ($120-million). Construction to start in 2012."

I hope that was a typo. I hope Bratina just meant that the money would come from the $120-million, not drain it entirely.

Using the entire $120-million is absurd. I asked before, and I'll ask again...what's with these outrageous quotes? Is this the greased palm detail that we don't know about? The successful company that gets the new IWS contract?

Analogy - I received quotes from plumbing contractors to replace the lead pipes leading into our home. I told them that I wanted to use the $2000 loan program in place via the COH. Guess what the quotes were? Surprise! $1700 plus tax. In other words...$2000.

So we have an allotted $120-million in Pan Am funding, and...the IWS retrofits/renovations will cost...$120-million. Coincidence?

Moncton built a state-of-the-art 10,000 seat stadium (expandable to 20,000) for $23-million this year.

And This local architect quoted looks to a figure of around $50-million to expand IWS.

Comment edited by goin'downtown on 2011-01-11 18:47:38

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