This is great news!! :thup: :rockin: :thup:
Here is a portion of a Saturday, November 25, 2006 Iain MacIntyre article from the Vancouver Sun:
"I saw in the paper yesterday (not this one) that I was retiring when my contract is up in two years," Ackles says. "I'll have to phone David and tell him that's not the case. As long as I feel good, and David wants me and I'm making progress, then I'll keep working."
Soon, he could be working on an extension of the Lions' stadium lease beyond 2010, as Howard Crosley, who manages B.C. Place Stadium for the provincial government, recently confirmed he is accepting reservations for events in 2011 and will begin next year taking bookings for 2012. This seems to dispell the widely-held belief that the government will sell or demolish the stadium after the 2010 Olympics.
"You don't know what's going to happen, but when I came back, there was no doubt in their minds that when the contract was up after 2006, the stadium would be sold or torn down or whatever," Ackles says. "I think now they're looking for ways [to keep it going]. It's a great stadium."