After all the hype surrounding Melnyk's proposal last week, I can't wait to see what the Ottawa Dream Team has in store for us.
Despite the feelings of some posters in this forum regarding soccer, I think Hunt & Co. should make the stadium easily adaptable for a soccer team. It'll show everybody that they're trying to make a facility that has a whole bunch of uses, and will make Melnyk look like a spoilled rich kid trying to get the government to pay for his own private playground. Melnyk's already said he doesn't want to share his stadium with anybody, especially not a CFL team.
If the Lansdowne stadium can accomodate soccer, Ottawa politicians might think to themselves "Great! We don't have to choose between soccer or football, we have one facility with a guaranteed CFL franchise that can accomodate an MLS or USL-1 franchise sometime down the road".
Other than that, just PLEASE make it good enough to get approved, and don't ask for so much public money that people get pissed off.
Monday's my 25th birthday, and I'm hoping for a great big present from Jeff Hunt in the next week!