Why do they need more when $270m would build one hell of a nice arena. Or is it just posturing by the provincal govenment for when the fed's say they can't do it , they can then say damn so close but unless the feds put up we wont either. I'de be curious to see if they will still offer that much if the Fed's say no.
Feds say they're 'very interested' in plan to build NHL arena in Quebec City By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 8/09/2010 9:52 AM | Comments: 0 | Last Modified: 8/09/2010 1:14 PM
Print E–mail 0Share0ShareNewReport Error QUEBEC - The federal government says it's "very interested" in the construction of a new arena for Quebec City, fuelling speculation the feds might help support the effort to bring back an NHL team.
The project is considered a prerequisite for the return of NHL hockey following the departure of the Nordiques in 1995.
All eyes are now on Ottawa, with the federal government being asked to fund 45 per cent of the arena. The provincial and municipal governments have already said they will fund the rest.
The feds are exploring the option.
"As far as a new arena is concerned, our government is very interested to know if this can be done," John Babcock, a spokesman for Transport Minister Chuck Strahl, said in an email Wednesday.
"As the prime minister has clearly said, we would be very happy if (the) Nordiques could make a comeback to Quebec City."
He says Ottawa is now reviewing a feasibility study that supports the construction of a new multi-purpose arena.
The report by Equipe-Quebec — a group working to attract the Winter Olympics — recommends building an arena. But it also suggests the building would run a deficit unless it attracted an NHL tenant.
"We understand the Equipe-Quebec report supports the construction of a new multipurpose venue which could host world-class sports events, cultural and community events, or potentially be home to an NHL team. We are reviewing the report," Babcock wrote.
Post by jetsorbust on Sept 8, 2010 13:42:51 GMT -5
I know we're pretty much all on the same page here with our thoughts on this. And I know it's not at all a done deal, but this is worrying me frankly. If I didn't hate Quebec enough before (and I did) I certainly will if this funding goes through.
I mean seriously, what is the most they've ever given to any other Canadian city for an arena? I know it was around $13 Million for the MTSC, what is the standard?
So 100% Government funded ! 45% each from Feds and QC Province and 10% from Quebec City... This would be the ONLY 100% public funded NHL size arena in Canada. The Human Rights National Museum being built in Winnipeg was only 30% funded by the federal government.. "a NATIONAL museum" Unless he gives equal amounts to other cities for their arena's this is the biggest joke in history. Can you say CF-18 contract all over again!
Who cares who buys the team, it has nothing to do with this... Maybe Quebecor should put money into this like Chipman did ($65 million) or 50% of cost of his own money.. He financed it but has already paid it off.. QC should get no more than 8% of total cost from Feds.
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2010 18:31:25 GMT -5 by sashamtl
They still won't be getting a team ahead of Winnipeg.
Let's hope not, but if this arena plan does go through it certainly puts Winnipeg from being front runner largely due to being the only viable city with an arena ready and waiting, to being one of two cities...
I guess if they do get ahead of us and get a team back first, when the Jets return we'll at least know who to hate and have a rivalry with!
Having said this however I really do find it hard to believe they could be approved for 100% public funding of the arena. Let's hope anyways.
Post by allthisgold on Sept 9, 2010 14:01:17 GMT -5
I emailed Vic Toews reminding him that a seat in Manitoba is worth as much as a seat in Quebec. I hate how hard it is to convince the federal government to contribute to buildings in Manitoba. To have the federal government not immediately state that they will not fund to this obscene level is terrible.
Mr. Peladeau will start his new sports channel (TVA SPORTS) with Nordiques package (pay-per-view) in 2011. Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume and NHL lawyer and Nordiques ex-owner Marcel Aubut met Bettman in Octobre 2009 and they had the garanty that QC will have a NHL team if we built a NHL arena.
kenas10: Go Jets Go! Here we are 7 years later starting the Conference Finals against the Las Vegas Knights! I'm still a season ticket holder, have been since day 1. I was KennyS and was on the forum the whole time!! Blast reading all of this. Go Jets Go!
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