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Published on March 16, 2014 1:29 PM by dbo.
Toronto’s executive committee and council need approval, but it is clear the city insisted MLSE’s plans allowed for a permanent Argo home and with the city’s only commitment a $10 million loan repaid over 20 years, it would be surprising if it doesn’t pass. Hard to believe an American has to speak in Canada about compromise, partnership and no need for public funding another stadium. Which leads to this statement from MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke:
...we have no interest in the Argos. But because of the uniqueness of what we have to go through to get the stadium, we are certainly intertwined. The definition of intertwined is forthcoming.
Anxiously await that definition. I see it highly unlikely MLSE gets involved in the Argos until they are shown to be sustainable at BMO Field or someone is ready to make an NFL play. Leiweke is still a little naive about the Argos though:
We have eight Argos games a year.
Either that is spin for the soccer people or they plan on kicking the Argos out to Varsity every year for a pre-season and regular season game.