Comment 68733

By geoff's two cents (registered) | Posted August 30, 2011 at 19:23:42

I should add that this is where Regina's stadium proposal truly shines. Not only is it centrally located, its roof also enables it to be profitable as a multi-use facility for hosting exhibitions, concerts, etc. These factors are thought to be instrumental in attracting private investment dollars as well (finances are not yet finalized), as opposed to Hamilton's exclusively taxpayer-funded facility.

While I think these reservations come a little late in the game to alter the proposed stadium location or design, it does suggest that it might make sense from a financial perspective to, as the letter suggests, cancel Hamilton's participation in the games altogether, and invest some fiscally-responsible creative thinking in designing facilities that make sense from a public taxpayer's perspective. At any rate, if Regina's ambitions suggest anything, they suggest that new stadiums are not necessarily contingent on hosting major international events.

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