I thought that i would bring this up again just for the simple fact that I am sick and tired of some peoples negative responses to our new stadium, can't we just enjoy this without having people jump all over the idea? now most of what i have read/seen have come from people who don't even live here for crying out loud, here is a couple of examples:
Someone had posted that our new stadium will be garbage because it is only costing $115M and the final price tag may be over that figure (135M). - My response to this is that we are not losing any major features that a CFL stadium needs.
Someone had compared our new stadium to Arizona's NFL stadium and saying our stadium will hardly be state of the art - Please my response is that this is the Bombers and the CFL, why the heck would we need a 500M stadium that seats 80,000 people, reason the price tag is higher is it's the NFL, The construction costed way more, the materials needed were far beyond the materials that we need.
I read and editorial in one of the papers a few days ago and a woman (who lives in Victoria) had the nerve to say that our 115M stadium is "a lemond stand" compared to the New Cowboy's stadium. - Again why the heck would we build a stadium that seats 100,000 people and have a video screen as big as the stadium itself (would be nice tho), once again construction costs were much higher, the materials needed to construct would of cost 10 times the amount of our stadiums materials.
Saskatchewans new stadium will be more expensive and will look our new stadium look like crap - Saskatchewan is where we were at years ago, sure it's nice to come up with this grand idea just like some of our proposals we have had in the past, fact is there are many hurdles to cross, infrastructure costs etc etc. Fact is Regina will have to settle for a stadium without the retractable roof and fancy gadgets that they have planned, i hope they end up with this grand idea, but i highly doubt it, we had Grand idea's as well, bottom line is that this is the CFL and this is WPG and Regina we are talking about.
I hope these people read this cause they should really know the facts before posting crap about our new digs!! Sorry for venting but it makes me sick to read all this negative BS and our new stadium may not be NFL calibre, but will be a beautiful CFL stadium where we can watch our BB'S for years to come, i bring my son to games and he'll bring his kids and so on and Winnipeg deserves a facility that is not falling to pieces, so do my kids and in the future there kids!!