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Old Posted Dec 13, 2011, 5:01 AM
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^ i agree...it looks less 'big league' but for a 30 000 seat stadium it is a better configuration....obviously for 60 000 seats it doesnt work but for a smaller stadium keeping all the seats between the goal lines means better views...

i dont think people in winnipeg realize this yet.....i sit in section S and have asked a number of people where they will sit next year and they all balk at sitting in the end zone where the comparable section will be....its going to be a rude awakening when you were used to being 25 rows up on the 20 yard line and all of a sudden your same seats are 10 rows up in the north corner.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 1:50 AM
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Winnipeg's new stadium has a name: Investors Groups Field http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bre...135578118.html
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Winnipeg's new stadium has a name: Investors Groups Field...
It has a real nice ring to it.
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Gene Simmons was at the Grey Cup?
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 10:25 AM
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^Yeah, i'm pretty sure that was him.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 10:26 AM
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Yes, he was there and that was him. Earlier in the season, he and his entire family attended another Lions game at Empire Field; they were promoting something or another.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Here's Victoria's contribution to the thread, the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. It's a decent little arena that seats around 7000, I just wish it had a longer name.



Picture taken from the arena's own website: http://www.saveonfoodsmemorialcentre...w/buildinginfo
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I know we are off the subject now. But I thought the talk on attendance figures was cool so I created a table on Winnipeg's attendance figures as far back as I could find (which sadly is only 2005). It is pretty cool to see. If anyone else could create similar tables for their respective cities it would be cool to contrast and compare. Maybe even some heated debates over how good each cities fans are.

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Old Posted Dec 15, 2011, 5:39 PM
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Here is a link to all cfl teams attendance since 1946 http://www.profootballarchives.com/index.html

Winnipeg has one of the most steady fan bases in the cfl the lowest point being the Reinbold era 1997-1998 and the glory days being the Brock- Clements era of 1980-1987 and a few good years being 2001,2007,2011
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^ i agree...it looks less 'big league' but for a 30 000 seat stadium it is a better configuration....obviously for 60 000 seats it doesnt work but for a smaller stadium keeping all the seats between the goal lines means better views...

i dont think people in winnipeg realize this yet.....i sit in section S and have asked a number of people where they will sit next year and they all balk at sitting in the end zone where the comparable section will be....its going to be a rude awakening when you were used to being 25 rows up on the 20 yard line and all of a sudden your same seats are 10 rows up in the north corner.
I'm a Lions season ticket holder, and I prefer the end zone seats, and I'll tell you why. I coach football, and I like to see the whole play unfold. When you're sitting along the sidelines, particularly if you have a seat down low, you tend to watch the ball. The line blocking is difficult to pick up, and it's difficult to watch the receivers run their patterns and the defense react. When you're sitting in the end zone, your field of vision covers everything -- the QB, the line play, the receivers, even the officials. You can see it all within your field of vision, simply by moving your eyes (not your head), you can switch your attention from the pocket to the receiver making a double move along the sidelines. You can see the pulling guard make the lead block on the running plays.

If you're an observer of the game, you'll probably prefer the endzone seats.
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Nice analysis there steveston when I was at this year's east final here in Winnipeg I bought endzone seats because I could see so much more of the action.
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Would be nice to see the Bombers sell out their new stadium this season. Perhaps they'll even configure it at 40,000 for a few big games like the home opener.
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New stadium in Regina could break ground in 2013: http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=383164
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Mandel thinks arena will cost less than $450 Million
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Mayor Stephen Mandel says he anticipates the actual cost of Edmonton's downtown arena will be lower than $450 million.
"It's going to have to be less than $450 million," said Mandel in his annual year end interview with iNews880.

And, the mayor's confidence comes from the fact that prices may be hot in Fort MacMurray, but here, there are enough contractors who want to work close to Edmonton and are willing to keep costs reasonable.

http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/...spx?ID=1628887
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Dec 20 Arena Update - Interesting to see the community rink still being mentioned...



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If that Regina stadium looks anything like the rendering it will be freakin sweet!
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^yup... smokin design.
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That rendering they show in the article is not the actuale one that was proposed. Here is a link to the one proposed for the cost of 430mil!!

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188287


I hope we get this!!!

Heres another link to a youtube video if your intrested prepared by the city

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...1397l0.5.3l8l0
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Glad to see they are still pursuing a new "Entertainment Complex" in Regina. Really hope it gets done.
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Edmonton moving forward...

Downtown Arena Timelines

2011
City Council agreed on October 26 to move ahead with the design of a new downtown arena and approved a revised negotiated framework for the project. The table below outlines the projected timeline for the next steps in the development of the arena.

Decision Point
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Council approval of land purchase October 14, 2011
Council approval of revised framework October 26, 2011
Council approval of capital project for design at cost of $30 million October 26, 2011
Council approval of Capital City Downtown Community Revitalization Levy boundary October 26, 2011
Council approval of borrowing bylaws for land and design November 9, 2011
Council approval of schematic design 2nd quarter, 2012
Council approval of Guaranteed Maximum Price November 2012
Council approval of capital projects for arena building and adjacent infrastructure November 2012
Council approval of borrowing bylaw for arena project November 2012
Borrowing for arena project Based on construction schedule

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governme...timelines.aspx
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