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06-06-2011, 11:40 PM
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blueandgoldguy
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Sounds like pure frustration on your part but this is a commonly stated theme that is just inaccurate.

First of all Edmonton has the best sporting facilities in the Country per capita and it isn't even close. Its arguable we have the best collection of sporting facilities in the country period.

Second we haven't lost anything like Winnipeg did and using Winnipeg as an example to follow in this context is odd at best.

Third while you state that the City of Winnipeg and Province will be more than willing to build a new arena this is just pure conjecture. Fact of the matter is they built MTS, a building with the smallest capacity in the league and less luxury seats, and Winnipeg continues to rely on a substandard stadium for the Bombers.
Winnipeg not exactly being an example of future thinking.
The provincial gov't is funding a major portion of the new football stadium - first new one in the country in over 20 years. Maybe his line of reasoning regarding a new arena in Winnipeg is based on this?

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