Riders to get new stadium...

Let me know when it happens, ok?

OK you are first on my list to tell.

I haven't kept up with Saskatchewan politics lately, but I recall the last time a "common sense party" was governing Saskatchewan, it was best known for buying votes and racking up massive debt:

http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/devine_grant_1944-.html

I suspect it's easy to look like a genius when your province is the second largest oil producer in the country and oil prices are at a record high.

This is the reality today: http://www.saskparty.com/

Cynicism and victimhood may be easy to resort to, but watch how Regina's great stadium debate unfolds and compare it to Hamilton's. Compare results - the finished project.

Where are these record high oil prices you speak of? Oh wait, your ignorant and talking out of your ***.

This isn't the first time in the last few years it's been announced that Riderville were getting new diggs.

p.s. What's with the negativity?

Only positivity and hope people watch and learn how a stadium gets built.

I wonder if a large portion of the private sector money is in the form of a destination Casino/Hotel complex?

Ignorant? Brad Wall was elected in November 2007. Crude oil prices reached an all-time record high in July 2008 (about $145/barrel). Oil prices declined for about a year starting in Oct 2008 due to the global recession, bottoming out at about $35/barrel in early 2009. By May 2009, crude prices had recovered, and after a very healthy 2010 for oil, we saw oil close at around $110/barrel in much of the early part of this year. Even ignoring the consistently high oil prices since May 2009, the simplest interpretation of my comment --that Wall was Premier of Saskatchewan when crude prices were at an all-time high-- is perfectly correct. If you want to accuse me of talking out my ***, kindly read a newspaper or look up some facts on google first.

http://www.saskgasprices.com/crude_chart.aspx [url=http://www.mongabay.com/commodities/price-charts/average-price-of-oil.html]http://www.mongabay.com/commodities/pri ... f-oil.html[/url] http://www.tradingeconomics.com/commodity/crude-oil

I'm confident that the finished project will turn out better in Saskatchewan for many reasons. My point was that the current period of economic prosperity in Saskatchewan is a more a product of commodity prices than a product of the Premier's political ideology.

Socialism doesn't create prosperity. Look down south for proof. I'm not sure which is the greater factor in Sask but they work together.

Is this a thread to talk about a new stadium or for people to spew political propaganda and agendas? It seems like the latter.

Oil is trading today at $83.93 a barrell down from all time high (im going with your number here) of $140. So… where again is the record oil prices? As you said that occured 3 years ago. :roll:

Yes, the peak closing price occurred in July 2008, during Wall's government. Prior to September 2007, oil had never closed above $80/barrel. Prior to June 2005, oil had never closed above $60/barrel. Prior to September 2004, oil had never closed above $50/barrel. From 2008 to today, the yearly average price of oil has exceeded the pre-2008 levels every year except 2009. Even the "low" 2009 avg was higher than the highest ever pre-2005 closing price:
2007 avg: $73.20
2008 avg: $99.16
2009 avg: $62.28
2010 avg: $79.52
2011 ytd average: $97.12

If you can't see the forest because you're too busy looking at trees, there's nothing I can do to help you.

No I can see that. You made your post as if we are dealing with record oil prices. I'm just saying that we aren't by todays price. That's all. Phrase it however you want, but today we aren't.

There is obviously a trend upward.

How about we just blame Bush and forget about it?

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Turns out we were right, the numbers never did add up, and the private sector wasn't being as supportive as was previously stated. Turns out it isn't just Hamilton after all.

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=376270

So, the results are in.

[url=http://www.cfl.ca/article/riders-unveil-14-million-grey-cup-legacy-project]http://www.cfl.ca/article/riders-unveil ... cy-project[/url]

Regina getting a new scoreboard and new temporary seating (again), and Hamilton is getting all new.

But according to the TSN article they are also getting a new stadium in 2013

"Construction of a new stadium is scheduled to begin in 2013 with completion expected in 2016".

I think they are still discussing whether or not it should have a roof

[url=http://regina.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111214/sask-stadium-fiacco-111214/20111214?hub=Regina]http://regina.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/C ... hub=Regina[/url]