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The Halifax stadium lie

Tim Bousquet

Some $2.4 million in public money went to design this 25,000-seat stadium at Shannon Park, and a half a million dollars more to study building a 10-14,000 seat stadium at Shannon Park, and then another million dollars to study building a 20,000-seat stadium at Shannon Park. Now the city is being asked to look at another stadium proposal for Shannon Park. Continue reading

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Remember Halifax’s $1billion Commonwealth Games bid?

Contrarian reader John Stone does:

Soccer CorporatizationA few years back, a shadowy group of Halifax fat cats called The Bid Society, lead by Fred MacGillivray, tried to coerce three levels of government into supporting a $1 billion bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Continue reading

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Stadium in Halifax? Another $2 million… Oops…

By STEPHEN KIMBER*

THE NEWS that it was news to HRM Councilor Steve Streatch is hardly comforting. If Halifax becomes one of the host cities for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup (limited edition/no major games), it turns out we won’t just be on the hook for a $60-million stadium to hold the games.

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