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This article was published 13/12/2010 (2186 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
My kids sometimes sing This Is The Song That Never Ends while we’re in the car.
They think it’s fun, mostly because it drives me nuts.
They could easily just read a story about the on-again-off-again new football stadium.
I’ve sat in the same Section W seat at the old stadium for 22 years.
I want a new stadium.
In the old stadium, the seats are too friggin’ close, the washrooms suck and at least on the east side, the stadium resembles more of an outdoor parkade than anything that can be described as an entertainment complex.
The place should be dynamited. The only things that would miss it are the pigeons.
Today, Monday Dec. 13, I was all set to cover the latest new stadium newser with my compadre city hall reporter Bart Kives, who parks himself a few seats above me for Bomber home games.
But first thing this morning Bart emails me saying the stadium newser is delayed. Again.
Are any of us surprised?
I’m not going to pretend I have any inside knowledge of why it’s delayed or the nature of the talks going on behind closed doors.
All I know is that without a sugar daddy stepping forward from the private sector, any new stadium will be publicly financed no matter how it’s sliced up.
I also know the longer it’s delayed the worse it looks for Premier Greg Selinger and the NDP.
We’re in election campaign mode, remember.
And I also know if that on the same day we get news of a postponed stadium newser, Hugh McFadyen’s Progressive Conservatives launched two new TV ads that (obviously) dump all over the NDP. The ads are in response to the NDP’s own attack ad on McFadyen.
Who the hell knows anymore?
The Blue Bombers early bird 2011 season ticket renewal deadline is Dec. 17. Go to the Bomber’s website for more info.
This could be, I stress could be, the last season the Bombers play at the old stadium.