Comment 43307

By DanJelly (registered) | Posted July 14, 2010 at 13:50:08

Excellent points. Another point was also made by Brad Clark at a recent council meeting: The Stoney Creek land slated for the stadium also has a hydro corridor running right through it, and he also suggested that there might be sub-surface natural gas pipelines to deal with.

Mr. Clark also pointed out that the province typically only donates land for non-revenue-generating efforts (conservation, etc). Still also not addressed is the issue of all the extra parking that the TiCats have demanded. These costs will have to come from somewhere as well.

So: $15 million in added contribution from the Ticats for 'stadium and precinct' Minus: $8 million in road upgrades Minus: $4 million for on-off ramps Minus: The land aquisition,and the adjustment of gas and hydro Minus: The cost of leveling and paving acres and acres of greenfield Minus: The environmental assessments that will be needed on the new site

That $15 million is all but evaporated and we're actually further behind than we were with the West Harbour site and none of the Ticats' money.

Why are we doing this again?

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