Published on September 19, 2012 9:45 PM by dbo.
Here we are in late September, ready to catch up on the last six weeks of stadium news and views.
Despite a debate swirling around the stadium project with the upcoming civic election, the city unveiled stadium design concepts today. A lot of excellent ideas put into the mock-ups, such as a sunken design and spectator coverage (musts, providing maximum comfort without the cost of a full roof, so forget roof ready) but there is some short-sightedness around the seating. A quick calculation of 80% of the 33,000 seats on the sidelines equates to 26,400, which could be restrictive. Add on that the design does not seem to accommodate adding seating for special events (like the Grey Cup), and my only criticism of the concept is it is not future-proofed.
The ‘Riders also released an economic impact study to further buoy their position in the province.