Great story on Regina's new stadium plans.

The $14 million project will take place over two phases, the organization announced today. Capacity to 33,000 after they host the Grey Cup, Grey Cup to have 50,000 capacity.
This is awesome for SSK RR's ..... & places a big fat cloud over the TiCat org & the City of Hamilton new stadium!

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Approximately 7,000 temporary seats will be added to the north and south end-zones of the stadium. A new 60-foot wide LED screen and scoreboard will also replace the SaskTel Maxtron in the northeast endzone.

A Big Fat cloud?
So Sask. is wasting $14 M by putting a big TV and a bunch of temp. bleacher seats in a Stadium they don't even want anymore.
What happened to the new Wheatie Dome Stadium they were supposed to be building?
We are getting our brand new Stadium with brand new everthing and we will host Grey Cup Championships in it, and we are very fortunate to be getting it!!

You obviously dont have a clue what your talking about !!

....expand your thought TC, what do you know that I don't ?

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All's I can hope is that the Pan-Am stadium is made to be renovated later.

The beauty is it gives them the time to get the new stadium more right rather than rushing into something too soon if they aren't ready with the proper funding formula and design. Money well spent. Good work Saskatchewan I say.

Sort of like Vancouver, best thing they did was keep the marshmellow top on for the Olympics and not rush it. Now they have what really seems one awesome stadium.

Hammer, I'm sure the new stadium here in Hamilton will be designed to include some upgrades down the road that will fit in with what they build. In the old days I doubt this was thought of as much.

The beauty is it gives them the time to get the new stadium more right rather than rushing into something too soon if they aren't ready with the proper funding formula and design. Money well spent. Good work Saskatchewan I say.

Sort of like Vancouver, best thing they did was keep the marshmellow top on for the Olympics and not rush it. Now they have what really seems one awesome stadium.

Hammer, I'm sure the new stadium here in Hamilton will be designed to include some upgrades down the road that will fit in with what they build should upgrades be in order. In the old days I doubt this was thought of as much. Although I hate the word 'obsolete' as you know :wink: , this will be something they will want to avoid as much as possible with the stadium to have it as such 20-40 years down the road.

Catattack1 wrote This is awesome for SSK RR's ..... & places a big fat cloud over the TiCat org & the City of Hamilton new stadium!
Why? Hamilton is getting a new modern stadium with 22,500 flip up individual seats not counting the "Private Boxes". It can be expanded to 35,000 for a Grey Cup. 22,500 seats are appropriate for Hamilton, considering the average paying crowds over the past 20 years have been around 20,000. Saskatchewan needs the 33,000 permanent seats, there's a lot of interest in the CFL out west and their fans are willing to pay to attend games. Let's hope that with the new IWS that the fans will snap up all the tickets and it's sold out for a few seasons in a row.

Yeah, count me among those who don't understand the '"big fat cloud" comment.

Looks like a nice set up for Sask's Grey Cup.

As far as Hamilton goes, we still know little of what it can do for a Grey Cup other than possibilities have opened up with the demolition of the north stands and the possible east-west re-orientation.

The provincial government will also provide a $6.2-million loan.
Following the Grey Cup, only the second tier of temporary seats will be removed to maintain the bowl-like configuration for up to 33,000 fans.

“While each phase of this plan is a temporary solution, its legacy will make an impact throughout Saskatchewan for decades to come,? said team president Jim Hopson. “When the new stadium is ready, and the stands are no longer needed, each section can be dismantled and donated to amateur sports programs across our province.?

Construction of a new stadium is scheduled to begin in 2013 with completion expected in 2016.

[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/roughriders-provincial-government-team-up-on-stadium-facelift/article2349195/]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/f ... le2349195/[/url]

About 50,000 seats will be in place for the game. After that, the ongoing capacity of the stadium will be around 33,000, about 3,000 more than it currently holds for a sell-out game.
[url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/02/24/sk-mosaic-stadium-roughriders-120224.html]http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatche ... 20224.html[/url]
Construction of the new stadium is scheduled to begin in 2013, with completion in 2016.
Also, see video here that shows an image of the 50,000 seat configuration: [url=http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120224/sask-mosaic-stadium-120224/20120224/?hub=Saskatoon]http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... =Saskatoon[/url]
The provincial government will also provide a $6.2-million loan.
“While each phase of this plan is a temporary solution, its legacy will make an impact throughout Saskatchewan for decades to come,? said team president Jim Hopson. “When the new stadium is ready, and the stands are no longer needed, each section can be dismantled and donated to amateur sports programs across our province.?

Construction of a new stadium is scheduled to begin in 2013 with completion expected in 2016.

[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/roughriders-provincial-government-team-up-on-stadium-facelift/article2349195/]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/f ... le2349195/[/url]

About 50,000 seats will be in place for the game. After that, the ongoing capacity of the stadium will be around 33,000, about 3,000 more than it currently holds for a sell-out game.
[url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/02/24/sk-mosaic-stadium-roughriders-120224.html]http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatche ... 20224.html[/url]
Construction of the new stadium is scheduled to begin in 2013, with completion in 2016.
Also, see video here that shows an image of the 50,000 seat configuration: [url=http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120224/sask-mosaic-stadium-120224/20120224/?hub=Saskatoon]http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loca ... =Saskatoon[/url]

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Those enthralled by the Great Stadium Debate in Hamilton should learn how government and business can work together by following this story.

Following story?

If you want a model on how City government can work with the private sector you just have to look at the Ottawa project.
A group of businessmen/developers form the Real Estate sector, primarily Minto properties, proposed to develop the Lansdowne site. The project would include building residential, office, stores, bars, restaurants an LCBO a theatre.
The deal was that the city would finance the re-building of the stadium and the arena and the developers would run it along with the rest of the development in the Lansdowne site. After all the city was spending $2 Million dollars a year to maintain the stadium that was falling down and the site. Made good financial sense.

Hamilton just didn’t have any developers that were willing to develop a site and work with the city. There might have been some proposals by developers but it probably involved too much risk from the taxpayers.

I don’t think the city of Hamilton mishandled anything, $150 Million from 3 levels of government for a modern 24,000 seat stadium.

Maybe time for the MODERATORS move this thread to the “Stadium Debate” should have gone there in the first place!!! we are talking about stadium again

Huh? Some us want to discuss the Saskatchewan stadium expansion here.

....don't misinterpret what I mean folks. I am glad we get a new stadium, but I am disapointed in the size. The fact it can accommodate 35K+ for a GC still seems small as a requirement by football standards (IMO) and I wouldn't be surprised to see the CFL pass us over beuase of this. Not saying they will, but for a $ generating perspective that still is a small venue and business is business outside of the game of football. The cloud is a statement of opportunity that knocked (on both the City's & teams door) but was missed. I also believe that with a larger stadium and the right marketing OUTSIDE OF HAMILTON AREA we have a huge growth potential, just too bad we can't do that now with the 23K venue.

Knowing Mosiac gets temp seating to increase capacity as a hold over until a newer stadium is built is a wise move in Regina.
Just too bad for us long term.....that's all.

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Me too.

The fact it can accommodate 35K+ for a GC still seems small as a requirement by football standards (IMO)
Hopefully that 35,000 was a result of the limitations by keeping the old north stands. Now that they're going to tear that down, build a whole new stadium and probably change the footprint as well as the orientation, any new temporary Grey Cup configuration will be able to hold significantly more than the 35,000 that was originally discussed.

I fully agree captain.
I am hoping for temporary expansion to 45K.

IMHO,The only Stadium area that the City could afford and private sector money would have been invested in Hamilton was at Confederation Park and Council eliminated that option! :roll:

And with the re-position of the field and new stadium, hopefully they can design the stadium so that additional permanent seating could be added if future demand and investment are possible.