Quebec City Part VIII: Et c'est pas fini, ce n'est qu'un début
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03-15-2013, 09:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Auburn, Maine
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Yeah I agree with that part. Just take a look at the new Quebec arena back in 2011: The financing was approved by governments and PKP, done deal and all, but then:
1) Denis DeBelleval tried to block the PKP naming rights/management deal, taking the whole issue into court.
2) The soil at the construction site was contaminated, requiring the city to switch the arena to its current location.
Thankfully those didn't affect the project timeframe because the arena wasn't supposed to break ground until last September, but if breaking ground would have been planned earlier, it would have.
And of course you all remember Carolina Hurricane's arena issues in the '90s, forcing them to play over an hour away from Raleigh for 2 seasons in front of 9000 fans.
there was no arena in Raleigh, then, DJ, had Connecticut not been corrupt through 2 Goverment administrations and had Karmanos gotten what he'd asked for from the CTDA, the Whalers likely would still be in Hartford, instead of being in Greensboro (they relocated a franchise that died later in New Haven), AND Greensboro still is a magical building because it kept the ACC Tournament (ask Duke, UNC, or NC State alums about Greensboro Coliseum).
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