Blue Bomber Report Record: 7–11–0

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Bombers spend another $10M on new stadium

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THE Winnipeg Blue Bombers' new stadium just got a bit fancier -- and pricier.

The club on Friday announced that another $10 million is being pumped into the facility in the form of video ribbon boards, seating and suite upgrades, improved concessions and enhanced concert-hosting potential.

"These are additions that would have been made in future years," Bombers CEO Garth Buchko said in a release, adding that making the upgrades at this point will provide "better cost-certainty, improves the stadium function, and will generate additional revenue."

The Bombers are responsible for repaying the loan over the next four years. The loan increases the team's stadium debt to $95 million and the overall cost of Investors Group Field to $200 million.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 22, 2012 C2

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