Comment 56756

By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted January 17, 2011 at 22:26:43

I agree with A. Smith and others on the issue of a facility fee. I don't mind paying the facility charge at Hamilton Place ($2.50). I would gladly pay that and more, since I am actually getting real value for that cost, unlike the ticketmaster 20% gouge, which I go out of my way to avoid. I saw a plan recently for a stadium pay per use charge with the proposal at Lansdowne. There was an Ottawa guy here recently - maybe he knows. I suspect this will cannibalize other revenue streams, namely the ticket revenues for the CFL team. I think there is a limit that people are willing to pay for CFL football in this town, so the caretaker may not like that charge. On the surface, the Lansdowne deal doesn't look all that great, even though the location looks pretty sweet... 170 million loan from the city, with revenue streams controlled by the OSEG. At least the OSEG is coming in with some actual equity (30 million). Check this out. http://www.letsgetitright.ca/images/the_once_and_future_lansdowne_park.pdf

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