OK a possible new 70 million dollar roof at the Big O. Hmmmm what are your thoughts?
Were they not thinking of tearing it down?
What tennants do they have lined up to use it to warrant another 70 million dollars to be spent on it?
The Olympic Stadium is getting closer to having another roof installed.
The Olympic Installations Board confirmed yesterday it has studied technical and architectural plans submitted by SNC-Lavalin for construction of a new fixed roof to be made of metal.
A committee said the plans appear to meet standards, but there are more stages to be completed before contracts are issued giving SNC-Lavalin permission to build, officials said yesterday.
No costs were given, but estimates of $50 million to $70 million have been made in the past. Construction could start as early as November, following the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup game.
Economic Development Minister Raymond Bachand said yesterday the stadium is here to stay. The provincial government, which owns the structure, would pay for the renovations. The government is in favour of any changes that would make it more economically viable, Bachand said.
Any recommendations by the OIB will be carefully scrutinized to ensure they're financially and technically sound, Bachand added.