I have lived in Winnipeg for 40 years and know exactly how this city cuts corners and builds things as cheap as possible.
That is why I am asking you, Mr Cohen, to over see the plans for the new Winnipeg Stadum for the purpose of saving the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Here is why:
The City of Winnipeg already dropped the ball when the tore down a bigger arena that was stucturally sound to build this cramped MTS centre that already has cracks in its floor.
Instead of building a real arena that meets all standards, they cut corners leaving us very disappointed with what is called the MTS centre. This kind of mentality should not exist with our stadium.
The MTS centre has: (pictures to prove my case will be posted when I can get them off of my phone.)
-Cramped Seating. ( I am a short guy and my knees hit the seat in front of me. I feel sorry for tall people)
-Obstructed view:a)If 2 people of average size sit in front of you it blocks 50%-70% of the rink.
b)Every opening of the lower bowl has a stair railing that blocks out half of the rink.
-Overcrowded walkways to bathrooms and concessions: It is sad but their is a lack of bathrooms and hardly any room to walk in those hallways.
-No room for expansion: Sad that the old arena was bigger than this little building. Old 15556. New 15010. Sad eh.
And they actually think that a NHL team will survive here?
We can not cut corners on this new stadium.
Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans who pay top dollar do not want to be chased away with a stadium that is unfit for football.
Cutting corners bring big problems. We need room actually be conformable in our seats that we paid good money for plus we need to see the game.
Remember when watching the game, we are looking down at a field. We do not want to look down and see the back of someone's head like at the MTS centre.
I know you read this Mr Commissioner. Please take this post into consideration. I would hate to see fan support dwindle because of a poorly build stadium.