Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 27/1/2014 (945 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A couple of weeks ago I had a post about the number of Winnipeg Transit buses and riders after a Blue Bomber game at Investors Group Field during the 2013 season.
The original post is here.
The information I asked for in a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, but didn't get, was the cost to the Blue Bombers.
I filed a similar FIPPA request with the Winnipeg Police Service; basically asking how many cops it took to direct traffic around the stadium before and after each game and the June 22 Taylor Swift and Aug. 12 Paul McCartney concerts.
One reason I asked is because it appeared no one at the Bombers thought to have police doing traffic duty in the schmozzle that was the June 12 pre-season game.
Police supplied me with the number of special-duty officers plus the cost to the Bombers for their services.
The total amount billed by the WPS to Bombers for police services this past season was $136,992.58
The Bombers have said they intend to meet their financial obligations.
The full breakdown of costs and number of officers, for each game and concert, supplied to me by the police service is here.
Meanwhile, the CTF's Colin Craig filed a a similar FIPPA request after spotting what he calls "a little nugget" in Public Accounts. It involved an agreement by the province to spend up to $100,000 to assist with game day traffic preparations for IGF.
Craig says The University of Manitoba was also earmarked for $25,000.
His docs are here.