HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Atlantic Provinces

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1861  
Old Posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:26 PM
Monctoncore Monctoncore is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 641
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delusio Cogno View Post
out-of-towner1: U R what?
out-of-towner1: Res G on a tree egg
Haha yup pretty much! I was thinking it looked like an egg.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1862  
Old Posted Oct 4, 2017, 3:07 AM
Monctoncore Monctoncore is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 641
I wonder if the city ditched the plans for the ability to light up the roof panels. I haven't read or heard of anything in the city updates about that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1863  
Old Posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:16 PM
MonctonRad's Avatar
MonctonRad MonctonRad is online now
Wildcats Rule!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 13,320
September construction update from the City of Moncton:

http://www.moncton.ca/Assets/Busines...-+sept2017.pdf
__________________
Go 'Cats Go
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1864  
Old Posted Oct 11, 2017, 4:18 PM
felip_ars felip_ars is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Laurentides, Qc (Former NB)
Posts: 66
With the construction "supposedly" done on July 1st, I wonder if they'll be tempted to try and grab a BIG artist for the opening before September.

There's FEQ, Bluesfest, Osheaga,HeavyMTL, IleSoniq all happening during July/August.

It's not like Centre Videotron where they had Quebecor's pocket and able to bring Metallica just by snapping their fingers (it did help that they have history with Quebec).

2018 tours are already starting to pop (Pink, Sam Smith, Shania Twain, Game of Thrones), if SMG doesnt move fast...Moncton will be stuck with Blue Rodeo as the Centre opener (but seriously im sure they already have a few names line up that will show what Moncton has been missing)

Personnally, I think they should go with Circle du Soleil.

- Usually a 360 setup (more tickets available)

- Can do multiple dates (with one concert end stage, it means only about 9k will be able to get in (minus ALL the dignitaries and their guests) I can already hear the frustration and headlines "Whats the point of a 100 millions venue if we can't get tickets...

-Finally, Cirque du Soleil has constantly been part of the "We need a new arena because we can't bring...". So it would just be normal to have as the opener.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1865  
Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:54 AM
felip_ars felip_ars is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Laurentides, Qc (Former NB)
Posts: 66
The City received the news that they will not host the 2019 Brier.

Press conference this morning will announce the host city....Brandon, Manitoba
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1866  
Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:17 PM
SevenSquared SevenSquared is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by felip_ars View Post
The City received the news that they will not host the 2019 Brier.

Press conference this morning will announce the host city....Brandon, Manitoba
Too bad, it would have been nice to have that here. Hopefully 2020?

I'm sure we'll see a slew of "I told you 8500 seats was too small!" comments all over social media, from people completely unaware that Brandon's arena holds 5000.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1867  
Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:03 PM
felip_ars felip_ars is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Laurentides, Qc (Former NB)
Posts: 66
Which makes it even weirder as to why they choose Brandon over Moncton.

I know the Brier has been coming pretty sparsely in Atlantic Canada (2017, 2010, 2003, 1995, 1985), but still, the timing would have been perfect.

Maybe presale werent as good as expected (they only say it was "good"), but then again, you can't really compete with the West when it comes to curling popularity.

*Edit*

Radio-Canada indicates that there was 1300 presale tickets sold, which is under the 2000 they were hoping to sell back in June

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/...veau-brunswick

Last edited by felip_ars; Oct 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1868  
Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:18 PM
flyer99 flyer99 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by felip_ars View Post
Which makes it even weirder as to why they choose Brandon over Moncton.

I know the Brier has been coming pretty sparsely in Atlantic Canada (2017, 2010, 2003, 1995, 1985), but still, the timing would have been perfect.

Maybe presale werent as good as expected (they only say it was "good"), but then again, you can't really compete with the West when it comes to curling popularity.
Most likely as it was held in Atlantic Canada this year (Newfoundland & Labrador). I would expect to see it back here perhaps in 2020 or 2021. I hope the city makes a bid for the next one. A bid for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts would be great as well as would one of the world curling events.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1869  
Old Posted Oct 14, 2017, 12:48 AM
MonctonRad's Avatar
MonctonRad MonctonRad is online now
Wildcats Rule!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 13,320
From Mayor Dawn Arnold's FB page:

Quote:
Thrilled to participate today in the official announcement by FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) of their contribution of a $20 million loan for the DT Sports & Entertainment Centre. This loan comes to us through the Green Municipal Fund since the centre is built on a remediated brownfield site and because it is 45% more energy efficient than what is required under the National Energy Code for Buildings (it follows Green Globe standards).
Applying for this low interest loan from the FCM was quite inventive. This should go along way towards reducing the cost of amortizing the Centre. Good idea!
__________________
Go 'Cats Go
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1870  
Old Posted Oct 15, 2017, 12:48 PM
flyer99 flyer99 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonctonRad View Post
From Mayor Dawn Arnold's FB page:



Applying for this low interest loan from the FCM was quite inventive. This should go along way towards reducing the cost of amortizing the Centre. Good idea!
I'd be curious to know what the interest rate and other terms of the loan are. It doesn't say on her FB page. At least I couldn't find it. I wonder if it is a non-interest bearing loan.

EDITED: Found out on Greg Turner's page this "The loan will have a positive impact on the overall budget . In this particular instance , it will benefit the Project financially as the interest rate will be considerably lower than traditional market rates."

I guess that answers somewhat my question on the interest rate, although it doesn't state the details.

Last edited by flyer99; Oct 15, 2017 at 12:56 PM. Reason: Additional info added.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1871  
Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 8:23 PM
PEI highway guy PEI highway guy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Summerside, PE
Posts: 80
If you look on the indoor camera it appears some of the infrastructure for the movable( not sure of the proper term) seats at one end has arrived. In any event the seats installation is coming along. Can't wait for the ice surface to appear.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Atlantic Provinces
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:17 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.