MLS is trying to put more teams into Canada. Would you guys embrace a MLS team for the 2012 season?
We could NEVER support an MLS team, the market just isn't here. The only shot we have for a soccer team is the USL which have stated they're looking at Winnipeg. So who knows, with this stadium we could have a shot at a soccer team. It comes down to an ownership (which isn't hard to find for a USL team, it's not that expensive), being able to secure a spot in the stadium schedule (shouldn't be hard, depends on Asper), and what type of turf they decide on. If they decide on Astroturf we don't have shot (the football markings would be on the turf during soccer games), but I remember reading that they were going for natural grass which would be perfect for a soccer team.
As a side note; There are plans for the Canope & Steel Beams to hold in place. Someone must have come up with the money for them.
Probably you and me.
I'm all for a new stadium but I wish that for once we would do it right instead of the standard Winnipeg M.O. of cooking up some harebrained scheme which ends up being paid for by the public, and which will result in a half-assed facility.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2010 11:20:21 GMT -5 by shtinky
It looks like they are taking there sweet time... plus only starting on digging for creating the road for trucks to get in and out. I am worried this stadium won't get built with stories like what was in todays free press.
Post by The Unknown Poster on Sept 20, 2010 14:10:13 GMT -5
There is talk now that 20,000 seats from the existing stadium are to be used at the new one rather than the new, wider, more comfortable seeats Mr Asper promised.
I have supported David throughout this, but it is looking more and more like a gong show.
I would be thrilled if the Provincial Government turns around and simply took the original vision for a state of the art facility (with canopy and everything else), priced it out and cut a cheque and let's get this thing done and keep it community owned if need be.
Huge thanks to Asper for driving this thing, so give him the option to buy existing stadium land as agreed to and an option to buy the team by paying back the cost of the stadium at a later date. But this waiting and waiting and cutting corners is absolute BS.
We're going to build a brand new facility that will be little more than a modern version of Canad Inns Stadium. Why does Winnipeg always do this to itself.
Maybe if we had someone other than Asper spearheading the stadium, it could happen. But as it stands, we are stuck with Asper's junk heap (assuming that construction ever actually begins). He is all show, no dough - the Winnipeg equivalent of Ice Edge Holdings.
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