Pic of possible Reno at Lansdowne Park

Halifax Council and Nova Scotia Gov't on spending $100M for expandable 12K seat Stadium for CFL, CPL and City/ Provincial use! :scream: :no_entry_sign: :no_entry_sign: :no_entry_sign:

Ottawa on spending $330M on a 5,000 seat underground arena for their OHL team! :+1: :ok:

Rather they just build a normal arena no need to reinvent it with a berm that is not usable because of some kind of aesthetic piece of art that a grassy knoll represents .

Plus no room for a proper end zone / standing - seating experience at that end and no new replay board as the one at the opposite end is not centred properly .

They could properly put up the arena and use the arena for some game day use like a restaurant or team (s) HOF area with memorabilia for all the teams using that space .

They need to get rid of the arena/ berm groundhog or hobbit home .

It needs to go and reassess it for more Multi -function future use ; this is short sighted .

If anything use the cattle castle as the opening frontal area and put the arena joining it up nicely using this type of architecture .

IT would create a unique look .

But please get rid of the hobbit style arena .

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What is with that site and unusual designs for sporting infrastructure?
Something in the water?

So they’d build a weird arena, to replace the weird arena that came before?

Got it

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No OSEG is spending $350 million on a new north side for the stadium with a walkway between decks, boxes, concessions, expanded underground parking. A new 5k seat arena and the condo towers.

The arena will be built no higher than the existing berm, which means it will be built down into the ground. Not many people stand on that berm anyway, if they can't stand there then they should buy a ticket, no freebees.
Can't see why they can't put temp stands in that end zone when needed. I'm sure OSEG has it all figure out.

This is a great deal for Ottawa, no provincial or federal tax payers paying for it. The city of Ottawa gets to collect a lot of property tax from the condo owners and the businesses.

Is Halifax and Nova Scotia spending $100M for expandable 12k seat stadium?? I thought they were only spending $20 MILLION, the $100 MILLION was the price that the group had quoted.

It's about the condo towers.

https://ottawa.ca/en/news/committee-approves-next-steps-complete-revitalization-lansdowne-park

Finance and Economic Development Comitee approve the plan.

Will go to city council on May 25

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Yes! and if that's the way that Ottawa gets a renovated stadium great, no contribution from provincial/federal taxpayers.

Everyone of those condo owners will be paying the city a lot of mony in propety taxes, it's a win-win-win for the city, OSEG and football fans.

Take the hockey arena and build it on " The Great Lawn" It is wasted space anyways, and build it above ground. Put some bleachers in the West end zones for kids and the poor people.

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Today's meeting to vote on the plan has been cancelled due to the aftermath of Saturday's storm.

Ottawa storm: City council meeting cancelled | CTV News

Rescheduled for June 8.

It would be too simple to do in Ottawa it always requires something complicated and not required to justify some odd duck art piece for somebody they think wants it .

The art piece on the hill they have now is totally unnecessary .

I think the whole grass covering is simply a silly idea to appease the green Glebeites with a quirky feel they never asked for and really if you cannot walk on it why bother doing the bomb shelter / hobbit home .

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Council approves the preliminary plan 17-7.

Lansdowne 2.0 approved by city council | CTV News

Will move into the public consultation phase with contracts to be signed in the fall after the election. OSEG hopes to break ground this fall.

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:sunglasses: Totally, politically incorrect, to refer those people as "poor people" !!!

The correct term would be "less fortunate" than the rest of us !!!!

Get with the programme , please !!!

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I stand corrected. I was once one of those "less fortunate " ones, as a kid and a young adult. :wink: :grinning: