Montreal Alouettes president Larry Smith got what he wanted, a meeting with Montreal's mayor to push his project to expand Percival Molson Stadium.
Smith and mayor Gerald Tremblay are to talk on June 29, he said Thursday.
Smith turned to the media this week to express his frustration at perceived municipal foot-dragging on the project.
''It's essential to our survival that this gets done, so there really is a sense of urgency,'' Smith said.
The Alouettes hope to add about 5,000 seats to the 20,202-seat facility on the McGill University campus.
The federal and Quebec governments have committed between $10.2 million and $10.3 million each to the more than $30 million expansion. The Alouettes will put in $4.6 million, leaving $4.4 million as the city's contribution.
The city is reportedly banking on getting its share of the cash from provincial legislation that would allow it to bring back an amusement tax on concerts, sports events and other shows. The bill is expected to be debated in the fall.
Smith doesn't want to wait that long.
''We've been waiting long enough,'' he said. ''People have to make decisions.''
He said the Alouettes cannot make a profit and may not be able to stay in business beyond 2010 without the extra seating.
Between the expansion, repairs to the nearly 90-year-old building and the installation of a scoreboard, owner Robert Wetenhall will have invested $8 million in a stadium that is owned by McGill, Smith added.