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Published on March 19, 2011 11:14 AM by dbo.
The stadium discussion is being framed around community needs and use, regardless of a CFL franchise bid. The stadium study has “… to be clear on size, seating and potential operational uses. It has to be multi-use.” says Mayor Peter Kelly, though 25,000 seats is suggested.
While Halifax is not pushing the stadium on the issue of acquiring a professional football franchise, the size clearly allows for that. I think some in Halifax want to build a stadium, then appear at the top of the list when CFL expansion into Atlantic Canada occurs. They know the only way to do that is to build a more suitable stadium than Moncton has.