Replace beachers with grand stand
Water, Electrical, Plumbing and Sound.
Will use FIFA approval field turf…not grass surprisingly.
It does mention expansion possibilities but no details from what what I can see.
Cost 40 million. If approved break ground in the spring and ready by 2025.
If the Lancers and the lawn bowling club are not moved, which would allow Wanderers Grounds to be expanded, there is little hope for a CFL club there.
The Wanderers hope to have the stadium up and operating by 2025. I don’t know that it leaves enough time to expand the site. If a stadium was set up like in the artist renderings, it doesn’t look like it could be expanded along the open sideline to accommodate a CFL team.
The only positive re:CFL is the fact that they are at least talking about installing artificial turf.
IMO, the Wanderers are trying to rush the process to remove any possibility of having to share a stadium with a CFL franchise.
Yes but you can’t blame them, it’s like a Jr A team that is filling a 10k arena and someone pushing for a 20k arena.
The Wanderers are CPL and playing in front of 8k to 10k and the fans and team love the intimate atmosphere with fans right behind the goal.
Don’t let the CFL ruin it.
The Wanderers actually paid for the stadium themselves during the past 3 years.
The stadium is not going to be expanded for a CFL team if there are no owners/investors interested right now.
Why can’t you blame them? It’s their agenda and decision. Sure there is their view of what suits them best as a business, and the decision is theirs on what approach to take and so here we are that does not have CFL or other interests in mind.
I just watched the long serving Halifax Mayor Mike Savage last night on the news about the horrendous weather bombs that have hit Halifax and Nova Scotia in the recent months,
Massive $millions in damages to the infrastruture and lives lost!
I was thinking, how can a Stadium be funded now with the damage done thru a never ending cycle of climate change disasters?
The short version is that the Wanderers’ owner doesn’t want to share a stadium with a CFL team for various reasons. Both parties want a different venue size and I wouldn’t be surprised if the soccer team wouldn’t want to have grass torn up by football players.
Two things, one is that the proposed Wanderers Stadium will be artificial turf and two, it is a myth that football is harder on turf than is soccer. Soccer according to the head groundskeepers at Wembley Stadium and Subaru Park (Philadelphia Union - MLS) is harder and more damaging to turf than football.
It’s complicated. Aside from the previously mentioned capacity disparity (the Wanderers want 10k max and the CFL would be 20k minimum). The Wanderers Grounds (WG) offers an ideal central location but SMU may offer more features to the CFL. While possible, fitting the CFL into the WG won’t be easy and NIMBY groups have already lawyered up to prevent the Wanderers proposal from moving forward.
The CFL has long been in talks with the HRM, do they give $40 million towards a Wanderers stadium without considering the CFL especially if the CFL can come to an agreement with SMU where federal money could be on the table.
Irrelevant points. 1. Turf can be changed 20 years from now. It doesn’t matter if it’s proposed to have artificial turf now. we don’t know what the long term plans are for the stadium.
The Wanderer’s owner doesn’t care if football is not as hard on grass as soccer is because he owns a soccer team. If a soccer team chewed up the grass and ruined half of it and then a football team chewed up a quarter of it, the soccer owner would still complain about the football team. It’s like if a child does something bad and a parent is confronted, they will say “my child would never do such a thing”. However if that same parent saw a child do something wrong they would complain about the manners of the child and his or her upbringing.