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Old Posted Mar 28, 2015, 3:39 AM
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Stadiums and Arenas of Canada part 2

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2015, 9:06 AM
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Why not a more cohesive name like Stadiums and Arenas... it doesn't really need a number on it at this point in the game. Great to see another thread break 10 000 though!
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New Regina stadium update. One thing that unfortunately the pictures dont portray is the shear size of this project. Remember that about 60% of all seats are below grade & unfortunately the vantage point from my pics doesn't show the magnitude of the hole. If any of you are passing through Regina I highly recommend a visit to the construction site, it is massive.









     
     
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New Regina stadium update. One thing that unfortunately the pictures dont portray is the shear size of this project. Remember that about 60% of all seats are below grade & unfortunately the vantage point from my pics doesn't show the magnitude of the hole. If any of you are passing through Regina I highly recommend a visit to the construction site, it is massive.









Wow!!! It looks wonderful. I can't wait for it to be completed. It is amazing how it all comes together.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2015, 7:12 PM
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Sorry for not giving you credit earlier on the photo Migs. Great updates here, in the Sask & Manitoba thread and on Twitter. keep it up
     
     
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It sure is coming along nicely.
     
     
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Sorry for not giving you credit earlier on the photo Migs. Great updates here, in the Sask & Manitoba thread and on Twitter. keep it up
Now there is talk of a new hockey areana downtown , the city is on a roll
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2015, 9:08 PM
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Now there is talk of a new hockey areana downtown , the city is on a roll
Likely just bluster to get a better rent deal on the Brandt Centre though... If it does proceed though, it'll have to be completely private funding (which they are actually talking about); there is zero public desire for funding a new arena after funding a stadium.
     
     
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Now there is talk of a new hockey areana downtown , the city is on a roll
I've always thought that Regina should have had a good downtown arena instead of the Brandt. They don't need anything too big or fancy, but something along the lines of the 9,000 seat Labatts Center (sorry Budweiser Gardens) in London, or the 8,000 seat Huntington Center in Toledo. It would be nice to see them get something new.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2015, 2:43 PM
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I think it would be awesome if Regina had a 12,000 seat downtown arena... I'm sure it would draw a lot of concerts and events that now tend to favour Saskatoon. But the reality is Brandt Centre is more than adequate for the Pats, so there is no real argument that justifies the costs of a new rink...

Nathan's right, probably makes more sense to spiff up the existing building. They've already done that to some extent in recent years... I haven't been in there myself since the 90s but seeing it on TV, it looks much better these days.
     
     
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I'm surprised no one else has made this comparison yet.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:47 AM
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^ That rink looks great. Not sure if it's a perspective trick or what, but it looks like it absolutely dwarfs the Colisée to the left.
     
     
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Yes, the new arena is definitely bigger than the Colisee - I was there this past summer. What I am curious about is how crowds will get to and from games assuming the NHL comes back. The adjacent expressways were congested even at mid-day.
     
     
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Am I the only one who thinks it looks cheap?
     
     
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Am I the only one who thinks it looks cheap?
pretty much every NHL arena looks cheap from the outside.
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pretty much every NHL arena looks cheap from the outside.
I disagree. A lot of arenas built in the last 10-15 years look really nice from the outside.

From the outside, the new Quebec arena reminds me a lot of Copps Colisuem (aka First Ontario Centre) with that "siding" look. At least Copps has the excuse of being built in the early 80s to explain their dated look. Not sure what they were thinking in Quebec

However, I'm positive the inside of the arena will be fantastic and the atmosphere will be great. It'll be great to see Quebec get an NHL team back again. The NHL needs more fanbases like that and less teams in the non-traditional markets that don't care about hockey and never will (ie. Phoenix, Florida and the soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas disaster-in-waiting).
     
     
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Several yes, this one just looks like a really cheap version of the Shayba Arena in Sochi.

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Several yes, this one just looks like a really cheap version of the Shayba Arena in Sochi.

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