Kev, I don’t know if I beleive the person saying it, but it was said. lol.
here:(from the Official Bomber Forums)
"now there is talk in Calgary that they are going to unveil plans on the proposed mega plex built near the airport.
they were talking about this today, and there is a article in the paper i believe on sunday special, about the current ownership have been talking with the plan group who brought this up with the city about 5 years ago.
The plan involves a Calgary mall owner, Calgary Flames, Calgary Stampeders, and the exhibition partership group, which I read works with the Canadian Olympics.
The cost of the project runs around $5 billion, and details are the following.
-45,000 seat football stadium
-21,000 seat hockey rink
-new olympic offices, and event centre.
-outdoor shopping market
-large retail shops
-offices for businesses, including Olympics, and exibition offices(they would be moving it’s offices to this location)
-community park-(baseball/softball/hockey rink, and outdoor event centre)
-It mentioned that they also added from last proposal room for a newly developed area which will be able to provide more retail, condos, and restaurants.
Apparently the proposed deal was put on hold in 2002 because of the Flames, Airport, and provincial gov’t not agreeing on certain principles. The article said that the Flames have had talks the past year and are eager to start the process.
Also the provincial gov’t will be willing to put in $350 million as the city has already given $150 for the project.
A far cry to what our gov’t is being asked.
They say about $250 million will be raised through special taxes, and the federal gov’t may not even be needed.
The article also suggested the Stampeders have been apart of the talks, but the stadium may be built another time, if they don’t agree on terms soon."
This can be completely false as it is not from a Paper, just some guy posted so who knows
I am not really sure why the Saddledome would even need to be replaced, built in 1983, seems to have a decent capacity and Luxury box space, Edmontons Rexall is the Arena needing to be replaced.
It does look sweet if it is true.