I am in the construction feild too and I say it can be done under conditions.
First of all land is usually always donated to a new ball park. Even the land for hockey arenas is donated from what I have seen. But thats beside the point.
Yes, Redandwhite is on the ball and accurate when building up because your dealing with cranes, high labour costs, concrete pouring, ect.
There are other ways to build a stadium and build it right avoiding those high costs.
For example, look at the new 40 000 seat stadium proposal for Winnipeg at 140 million.
Its nice, but does a new city really need a fancy extras that come with it?
For Winnipeg the extras are needed because we are a exstablish CFL town, but for a expansion city like Halifax, London or Quebec the extras are not really needed at this time.
The $140 million also covers the costs of a very large parkade and and 2 giant arches going over the field as part of the covering.
Now even though Red is right, lets look at the alternatives.
-The new soccer stadium concept example. These stadiums are build at a fraction of the cost, can hold over 20 000, and have the consessions and bathrooms needed.
What more can we ask for.
-Next is the Empire stadium idea which was once home to the BC Lions. That stadium circled the field and was the same height evenly. So what if your not sitting between the goal lines, all the seats including the end zone seats are good.
You dont have to always build up to be good. There are people in Vancouver who wish Empire Stadium was still around.
-The kit stadium:
This type of stadium can be build, dismantled, moved, and rebuild again. It is not to get mixed up with a temporary stadium. There are companies that specialize in kit stadiums and are the cheapest and fastest way to get a stadium.
They do not come with bathrooms or consessions, but bathrooms and consession can be added to them easilly.
London Ontario has a kit style stadium so in a sence they are half way there. And yes, confortable seats can be added.
A kit stadium is also a fast and easy way to expand a current stadium.
-Lastly, itstead of building up, why not dig down. Most of the costs of new arenas are absorbed from building the bulk of it underground level.
Also where can we find a link to this new soccer stadium being build in Montreal?