This was the only way I'd really be in favor of a new arena in Quebec, if PKP invested into it. He wants the team, he will have to spend more on it!
Good for him. I'm assuming this place will be called the Colisee Videotron or something like that, I doubt it's Quebecor. It's gotta advertise THE product more. Plus as mentioned above, it's going to add something to the so called Rivalry that people want.
Don't see how this makes a team in Quebec any closer. Also seems to be a the taxpayer that is losing again. From the TSN article:
Mayor Regis Labeaume says the company will pay $33 million for naming rights for 25 years, another $3.15 million annually for the right to manage the building, and will also give the city 15 per cent of profits from the facility.
What about the provincial government? Who pays the tax bill on the place or will they get to go tax free? To many questions and seems very sketchy.
I can already picture the major trolling that will be on the habs and nordiques boards when they come back ...
Not only that, PKP will use his convergence at full power for the new hockey team... TVA will be biased to the Nordiques, 7 jours magazine with Nordiques players on front page only... Journal de Montreal and Journal de Quebec bashing the Habs. Nordiques players at Star Academie...
I start to hate the future team already just because it is affiliated with Quebecor. But I think it will be great for the rivalry.