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03-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Percyma View Post
What guarantees and/or safeguards are in place – either from the City of Barrie or the Colts – to ensure that the renovations are complete in time for the Memorial Cup should Barrie be awarded the tourney in 2014? There are realities of life such as labour disputes. How are potential cost overruns to be covered? If the cost of renovations goes over original estimates, does city council have to approve the additional expenditures before renovations proceed or are completed?
Your points are very valid, and realistic. From a time perspective, they will have 4 months to complete renovations (May to September). That should be adequate, as long as all permits and red tape are completed, ahead of time.

From a financial perspective, the City and owner will have to deal with it.

I believe that the owner has had the team for sale for a few years, but is asking for $17 million plus for the team, and thus no takers. It may be a ploy to force Branch's hands and give them the Mem Cup, to satisfy the owner and not let him leave, or sell the team?? Just thinking out loud.

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