Well, I'm laid off, bored and my wife's in the hospital. Going to start a thread on a particluar interest of mine I hope will stir up some noise.
What are peolpes' thoughts/hopes/memories of stadiums or plans or proposals from over the years? What I remember are:
BC: The inverted dome proposal from 1979 by the PNE. The original plans for Empire Stadium (including the idea to locate on UBC) from the 1950s, and the expansion plans from the 60s and 70s to the ~50,000 seat range?
Calgary:The proposals for McMahon over the years, from a 30,000 seat proposal in 1955 to the many ideas for expansion up to 50,000-60,00 prior to the Olympics?
Edmonton: There were proposals (I don't know how serious ) for domed stadiums since the early 60s (Omniplex and other ideas) but even Commonwealth was planned to have have a roof over the upper deck. Thoughts?
Sask: Taylor Field was at one time planned/hoped to have to the small side twinned to match the high side, to a capacity of 45,000.]
Winnipeg: Can't find much.
Hamilton: New 35,000 stadium proposed in the 50s; expansion of Ivor Wynne to about 45,000 in the early 80s; ideas for larger veues if the commonwealth or Pan Am games could be landed,
Toronto: Many proposals for stadiums, even as large as 100,000, based on the CNE site. Skydome being as large as 68,000.
Ottawa: Reccomendations from city council that Lansdowne should be expanded to 50,000+. Possibly related to a 1994 commonwealth game bid that they really should have won.
Montreal: All the things that should have happened with the big O but didn't. Not to mention the Workman Stadium concept in the 60s and the McGill explansion planned in the late 40s.
Halifax: A stadium idea for 18,000 around 1972 and another for 34,000 that couldn't get funding in 1984.
Besides that there was the idea of a London ON franchise in the 70s with an idea of a 35,000 seat stadium [n the 70s on the outskirts of the the city.