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03-04-2013, 08:13 AM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by chewerjones View Post
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.
I'm assuming that the council's go ahead will ensure the permits are issued. Some of the renovations - the dressing rooms, the patio expansion, the new sign - could probably start now without too much impact on the fans. As far as financially, I read it the same way you do - the city and the owner have to cover overages.

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