There will alway's be negative people when it comes to new digs in Winnipeg for any sport. People said a new diamond for a Northern League baseball team would be a waste of money, Hello average 8000 fans for a Northern League game is excellent, the contruction paid back the taxes alone and it's a beautiful ballpark and adds to the city, better than an empty piece of land.
Next we had The MTS Centre, same as the ballpark in many respects and had to endure the "save the Eatons" idiots, there was no way the old eatons building could actually be renovated for any use such as condo's and so on .... Now sits the 15,000 seat MTS CENTRE which in itself is CHEAP compared to all new NHL arena's, but is state of the art and an excellent venue for any event, more concerts, better sightlines and is just perfect for Winnipeg, why would we have built a 500 million dollar arena anyway's, what upgrades (besides more seating) would that actually give it? Scaled down rink compared to NHL arena's? YES. But it is still a facility that most people absolutely love and enjoy, we didn't need a 20,000 seat arena with all the bells and whistles, i am happy with our arena and plan on attending many events there with my family and friends.
That is a perfect example of WPG NOT needing a huge expensive venue to watch our sports teams in, Will it be a scaled down version of NFL Stadiums? YES, BUT that does not mean it will be a cheap looking venue, it will be a perfect venue for our Bombers for years to come and i will enjoy attending every game i can with my family and friends and enjoy every moment of it.
Just because our sports venues are not as BIG as the PRO'S, doesn't have that extra big screen for replay's and what not, doesn't mean it won't be an awesome place to watch a game.
TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAY THE NEW STADIUM WILL BE A CHEAP LOOKING FACILITY, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT AND IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS AND SO ON .................. STAY HOME!!! AND I WILL BE ONE OF THE PROUD WINNIPEGER'S THAT WILL BE ENJOYING THE NEW FACILITY ..... IT WILL STILL BE AN AMAZING STADIUM PERFECTLY FIT FOR THE FANS, THE TEAM AND THE CFL!!! SO STOP WHINING ALREADY!!!