Single Point Links posted in November 2010

Alouettes’ Parade Route

Published on November 30, 2010 5:49 PM

Parade starts just before noon on Wednesday, ending with presentations on an outdoor stage in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Lansdowne Park Conservancy Unveils Plans

Published on November 17, 2010 10:51 PM

At least the first option includes a full stadium. I see no problem with the city considering other proposals (late as it is), but why would they consider an option that eliminates half the stadium stands when there is a tenant waiting in the wings? Sure, there is the idea that a “development-tied stadium at the rapid transit hub at Bayview” could be developed if the half-stadium option was selected, but who would pay for a full stadium and when would it be complete? Certainly not in the incoming council’s term.

When cost of the project is a big issue I don’t see how spending $50 million on a half-stadium at Lansdowne and probably $200 million on another stadium with no provincial or federal help makes it better.

Winnipeg Stadium Partners Revisited

Published on November 16, 2010 8:05 PM

Sounds like the province will partner with the Blue Bombers to get the stadium built (and leverage the existing stadium site) and David Asper is out with the new stadium cost estimate. The Free Press provides an analysis of how things have turned for the worse for Asper while a call is made for a revamping of the Bomber management structure with any new public money partnership with the football team.

Ti-Cats Unveil Stadium Plans

Published on November 10, 2010 6:42 PM

Sparse right now, but this is what a vision looks like.

BC In, Edmonton Out

Published on November 6, 2010 10:46 PM

That’s why they play all the games.

Lansdowne Horticulture Building Move Rejected

Published on November 5, 2010 9:55 PM

While not binding, council going against the committee could raise legal challenges. Respecting it means changes to the site plan once again. Delays and obstacles are the enemies of this project and the opposition knows it.

Opponents are also making noise about council’s ability to approve the project Nov. 19 though money was committed to the project in a previous vote.

Winnipeg Stadium Price Tag Climbs to $160M

Published on November 5, 2010 9:46 PM

The original price tag was estimated such a long time ago, before the final site/partnership was decided and was surely a high level estimate so is this really a surprise? $160 million seems about right based on other similar sized projects, though it would be nice if project champions wouldn’t minimize cost estimates to get them through the approval process. It appears the provincial government at least is willing to discuss how to share the additional cost.

TSN First Annual Player Poll

Published on November 2, 2010 8:32 PM

Nice idea and has the potential to grow into an interesting annual event.