Reminder that this is tonight.
This informal drop-in session will outline the competition process, discuss timelines, and outline how the public can provide input. This is your first opportunity to add your name to the contact list and pre-register for upcoming workshops.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
3:30 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m. - Mayor O’Brien and Councillors Peter Hume and Clive Doucet will speak
Lansdowne Park - Salon A (Civic Centre)
I can let the Ottawa folks know without hesitation that if you want a renovated stadium, you're being shouted down. Because of the location of the meetings, it tends to be populated mostly by residents of the Glebe. They have no use for the southside of the stadium and are saying so. And without a southside, the Hunt group is not capable of bringing a football team to Ottawa.
The rules of the Design Competition say that there must be a Frank Clair stadium, but do not specify that the stadium has to have a south side. If you want one, you need to say so. It's that simple.