Archive for January, 2007

Ownership/Stadium Question a Gordian Knot for Winnipeg

Sunday, January 21st, 2007 by Jon

The question of privatizing the ownership of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after 77 years of being in public hands has Winnipeggers in knots. Currently, there is one proposal on the table from David Asper to assume 100% control of the team in exchange for a $65 million investment into a new stadium/commercial complex. Is the exchange of ownership worth giving up to get a new stadium built? Is a bold, swift stroke the only solution to this problem?

Stadium Deflation Leads to Future Debate

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 by Jon

When B.C. Place Stadium deflated after a large hole was torn in its air-supported roof during a storm January 5, it made national news. The last week has seen the work to repair the roof and find the cause of the rip and deflation given extensive coverage. Now the debate over the future of the stadium has started.

OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.

  • December 13, 2006
    Saskatoon Lands NHL Exhibition Game → After years of avoiding any small market neutral sites in hockey’s heartland, the Calgary Flames will play a game in September 2007 in Saskatoon. Funny how the league cannot bring teams through every city during the regular season, but will have the Florida Panthers travel to Saskatoon for an exhibition game. #
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