In 2008, interested CFL franchise investors in Quebec City attempted to get the federal government to help fund an expansion of Université Laval’s PEPS Stadium to bring it up to a minimum capacity of 25,000. The federal government denied the use of public funds for this purpose however. Quebec City’s most affordable and best use of current resources is to expand the college stadium to minimum CFL standards. This is expected to cost between $40 and $80 million. A lack of federal government funding excludes the cooperation of the Université Laval, forcing the investors to look at an alternative site, $75 to $125 million in construction costs and a city, provincial and private partnership to build a new stadium, which is very unlikely in the present climate.