In doing a little research and I found that Halifax has some more cost friendly options that may fit perfectly with what the needs would be for a Community Stadium to host Univesity events, Concert events, Soccer, and CFL.
First up CREW STADIUM, Columbus ohio. This was the first of the MLS and now CFL intimated specific soccer stadiums.
When built in 1999 it was at a cost of 28.5 million and estimated cost of just about 40 million for 2013 construction
When You take a look at the stadium would this not fit exactly what a multipurpose stadium could be for both Soccer and Football with the adjustment of not pouring concrete into the end zones like at BMO.http://www.thecrew.com/content/crew-stadium
Crew Stadium has all the amenities that are needed for the modern sports fans experience. Perhaps a suite for the Universities that contribute to smooze players and Alumni or even one for the Mayor and the City council to try to sell a national or international event that could be perfect for the Atlantic Region. Even SMU may want to use its suite for football recruits showing where they will be playing there home games or CFL Commish Cohon can bring possible ownership groups for an expansion team or the council could show a group interested in bringing pro soccer NASL or even MLS into the Region since it is based on the MLS model stadiumhttp://www.thecrew.com/tickets/premier-suites.
Also ideas about how to use premium seating for not just a big corporation but rental of club boxes that anyone can dohttp://crewstadium.com/premium-suites/
Granted Crew stadium does not have the curvy roof like Investors group or the big seats like Pan Am stadium for people Big Butts but these are all things that would be based on how much there is to spend but certainly a stadium like crew stadium would be a model stadium for a City Like Halifax and the cost is right.
Anyone else who has info on stadiums that would be suitable for Halifax that does not have to cost 250 million feel free to share.