Stadium Harvest

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.


  • The city is soliciting bids for a digital display sculpture (called The Screen) at Frank Clair Stadium.
  • The northwest portion of the soil excavation on the site is complete.
  • If you have pictures of the progress of the work on the site and stadium over the next months, please feel to share and we will share with our readers with your permission.


  • Apparently, the Tiger-Cats are running out of time to find a place to play next year. I won’t even speak to all the things wrong with this article, assuming it was written on an iPad on a soccer field to meet a deadline commitment.



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Stadium Harvest was published on September 19, 2012 9:45 PM by dbo.

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