Tuesday 24 June 2008

Beyond Asperdome: Ouch, that's tight!

Stop it -- it hurts! Ouch ouch ouch ouch!

... that's that downtown Winnipeg will be saying after we stuff a stadium up it's ass.

A 24,000 seat stadium is not big enough. It's a non-starter. If we build a stadium it should be somewhere in the 35,000 seat range, and have space to expand to host a Grey Cup. So, lets have a look at McMahon stadium (37,000) and see how that fits in downtown Winnipeg.

Just for fun. I'll be careful. I promise...

First, Point Douglas:

d'oh! Are we allowed to build a grandstand over a river? And what's that north of the tracks? A park? Are we destroying a park to build a parking lot? Just asking.

Ok, so let's check out the other location -- south of the Convention Centre:

Jesus, did anybody bother looking at a map before coming up with this one? The field barely fits in there, never mind the grandstands.

This is stupid. I don't know how this is going to turn out, but I have a feeling that once Sammy, Vic and David are done with us, we're all going to be reaching for the aloe vera cream.


PITT said...

Wow, the one by the convention centre is just stupid. It is obvious that both locations , just do not work. Like someone else said, it's just all a ruse to get the feds on board, it will be built at Polo Park.

cherenkov said...

I hope you're right about that. Polo is clearly a better location for it, and it can't possibly be more expensive to build it there than downtown and PD, with all of the land expropriation, demolishing buildings, and closing streets or environmental/erosion concerns that the other two locations may entail.

PITT said...

I guess with the Point Douglas location, they are going to use that park to the north for a parkade ? Imagine the line up over the louise Bridge ? And the line up down higgins to main ? It will take a good hour or two just to get out of the parking lot. I just can't believe people are even talking about these locations.

cherenkov said...

That's where the high-speed monorail comes in. We'll have one of those by 2010, right?

PITT said...

2010 ? More like 2100. Check out my latest blog post, it's going in Point Douglas.

cherenkov said...

Parking across the river in St.B? Are you kidding? The condos in St.B aren't even selling out. They expect people to park there and take a boat across the river to their home?

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