Published on June 5, 2012 9:20 PM by dbo.
Another month, another update on the situations in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Regina.
Commissioner Mark Cohon visited the under construction Investors Group Field Monday and reporters heard from the vice-president of the construction project that weather has posed a challenge the last few weeks and meeting the opening date will create a similar challenge. Despite understanding the revenue opportunities, this has led reporters and players to state the team should scrap playing in the new stadium in 2012.
A month ago Ottawa council approved the start of demolition and relocation of buildings on the Lansdowne Park site. Work began shortly after and contractors were selected and defended. Most recently, the city had to halt the removal of trees from the site before proper notification was made.
Meanwhile, the Friends of Lansdowne were still undecided about their appeal. With June upon us, there is still no decision from the Friends. It has been confirmed, however, that due to the delays in fielding a team, Ottawa will not be in the running to host the 2014 Grey Cup.
The province did not commit funding to Regina’s stadium project by the end of May deadline. Instead, the premier sent a letter with a list of questions to the city. Despite this, the city is proceeding with design ideas for the project.