The NFL owners just approved a $200 million loan Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.
Could the CFL not commit some capital funding in escrow (on a smaller scale of course) towards a stadium in Moncton/Halifax or QC?
(as a show of genuine goodwill and help spur further community and corporate interest/involvement)
[b]Blank (Falcons owner), speaking at the NFL's spring meetings, called the decision by the team owners an "important milestone" in moving the project forward.
"The NFL has supported new stadium construction through various means for decades," he said. "Our club owners understand that investments ... are important to the long-term strength of the league, and we thank them for their support."
Blank said the design and construction of the Falcons' new home will take place over the next four years and the team plans to open the 2017 season there. The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, will be demolished when the new stadium opens.http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/story/?id=423663
It seems the expiry date on contemporary stadiums is now around the 20-25 year mark before demolition/replacement.
The Georgia Dome is only 21 years old!
by that token, Ivor Wynne must have curdled decades ago.