For sure. One of the key aspects of the new stadiums and major reno's in others like Montreal is that it is showing Canadians, younger Canadians especially, that there is more to this country than hockey as a way to be actively engaged in sports. Hockey is great and arenas, I love skating and enjoyed playing hockey from a youngster right up almost every year until I was a bit over 50. But the field sports like soccer and football also are great sports to be involved in and don't require people to have to learn to skate. Skating and the hockey culture are just not for everyone and I understand that. That wasn't a part of my youth, everyone who I hung around skated and played at least house league hockey. But that was just my experience. I think the field sports have a lot to offer and the beauty of football and soccer is they share the same basic field. Baseball is also excellent as well of course.
And cities like Hamilton and Regina (or anywhere in Saskatchewan) are unlikely to ever have an NHL team so I think it's great we can have a pro league like the CFL (any CBL as well or any pro league that we as Canadians can control) for Canada to operate and control.
These stadiums are community assets and used by amateur and school groups as well, which is excellent.