Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Roughriders Rumoured to get Domed Stadium


Although all the talk so far has been on a $50 million expansion of Mosaic Stadium, the latest rumour is that the Roughriders will get a new domed stadium. The Riders' play-by-play man Rod Petersen discusses the proposal on his blog.

That this project will be heavily publicly funded is already given away in Petersen's statement, "And don't for one single second say we shouldn't have a dome! This is the way it HAS to be in order to get it approved." However, this doesn't have to be the approach, as Dr. Mark Rosentraub told the City of Edmonton regarding its proposed new arena. Others say from an economic standpoint, stadiums, teams, and sporting events are overrated.

***UPDATE***
Rod Petersen has removed his post. However, the discussion continues at the Rider Fan website.

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