The BC Lions and the City of Vancouver are constructing a new outdoor stadium venue that will serve as the new home of the BC Lions of the CFL for one year starting in 2010 while a new Retractable Roof is constructed on BC Place to be completed by June 2011 in time for the 2011 CFL/BC Lions season and in time to host the 2011 Grey Cup Game in Vancouver.
The new stadium as listed below has a current price tag of $11 Million Dollars not including land.
Why is it that so many Ti-Cat Fans seem to insist that a new stadium will cost $75 to 100 million dollars and that any new team or City thinking of joining the CFL will have to look at a similar scenario, why can't new cities or opportunities to join the CFL like Moncton, Quebec City or Ottawa go the same route as BC and just construct an $11, Million dollar facility???
New BC Empire Field Stadium to be completed for the start of the 2010 Lions season.
Completely enclosed on all four sides with an approximate seating capacity of 27,500, the new Lions' den will be a cozy fit for fans. Individual seats totaling 20,100 will run along the side lines and another 7,400 bench-style seats will occupy the end zones. Sideline seats between the goal lines will be covered and a limited number of private boxes will also be constructed along with media facilities, concessions, stadium level lighting, scoreboards, a video board and washrooms.http://football.ballparks.com/CFL/BC/newaerial.jpg