Announcement concerning new Regina stadium expected today before Rider game at Mosaic.
Fifa knows that, we know that. I think we have the edge over the yanks.
Red as a newborn. White as a corpse.
Perhaps some of you folks would like to read some wiki information on bids... start with Australia and then carve that into your though process, they have better arenas.... etc and only got nine votes .... and spent.... mulitiple milliions on preparation and bribes, and do not doubt the CSA will have to decide up front ....
1. Do we offer bribes to win the bid ?
2. Do we do the bid pure and clean with no illegal payments to fixers ?
If we say yes to number one we sell out our soul ( and wont get it in any case ).
If we say yes to number two, we on past track records will not win the bid.
So where is the logic in spending between two to five million on a bid ?
Far better off for the growth of the game in Canada for the CSA to develop a four nations cup competition to run every two years and host in Toronto and Montreal with a Canada B team and two teams from CONCACAF and one special invitee.
Perhaps you can tell me how we won three Olympic bids when we are such a loser country. Was there massive bribery because if there was I think an ambitious investigative reporter would have uncovered it by now as they did with Salt Lake City.
It seems to me there are three or four people on this site who are diametrically opposed to anything the CSA might undertake now matter what it is. Thanks be to Allah the country was already built when they arrived here because if it wasn't we'd still be living in sod huts.
<sarcasm mode on>Here's what sitting on yer arse, being negative, and doing nothing brings you <sarcasm mode off>
Deal signed for new stadium in Regina by 2017
$12 facility fee will pay for $100 million loan as part of funding mix
CBC News Jul 14, 2012
A new stadium, costing $278 million, will be built in Regina in time for the 2017 football season, government officials and the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Saturday.
Funding for the facility will come from the province of Saskatchewan, the city of Regina and contributions from the Roughriders.
A loan of $100 million will also be part of the funding mix, with officials noting that money would be repaid through a $12 fee tacked onto tickets for football games and other events held at the new stadium.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by the three parties. Regina city council will also have to approve the deal. Meetings are set for later in July to consider the deal.
At the announcement, officials said the new stadium would be built on the city's exhibition grounds, known as Evraz Place.
The facility will be open-air and seat 33,000, although capacity may be temporarily expanded. There is also a plan to ensure a roof could be added at a later date.
Last edited by Joe MacCarthy; 07-14-2012 at 02:20 PM.
I really don't want to promote those who I used to call the CSA "Legion of Doom" who add nothing to the debate, so let's talk about the great news for Regina. Now imagine, they are going to spend 88 million more than the fantastic new Winnipeg stadium. Gonna be cool!
Christina Stalteri gave us a little reminder of what being a Canadian fan is about now here's Brad Wall and Pat Fiacco showing what the can-do attitude will get you. Naysayers beware, positivity abounds!
Brad Wall quote "Canada's team deserves a world class stadium and we're gonna get that done" And that's how I feel about our NTs - JM
Last edited by Joe MacCarthy; 07-15-2012 at 12:13 AM.
And the surface for the Riders stadium will be what? Thats the question we need to ask before we even consider this story as in any ways soccer related.
Last night, another player likely lost for the season due to injury as result of playing on turf. In this case is the team's scorer. Earlier in the season, Frings was lost for six weeks following a turf injury. Last year, the reigning league MVP was lost for the year as a result of playing a game on the plastic. The four MLS stadiums that are on turf, probably account for 80% of the league's serious injuries. Hell, even baseball free agent players wont sign with teams than of turf.
Last edited by Roger miller; 07-15-2012 at 09:37 AM.
There's a simple fix that's been pointed out to you elsewhere that you keep ignoring: In 1994, the USA had most of the World Cup played on Astroturf with dirt and sod laid over top.