Friday, April 3, 2009

Enough Talk, Lets Act

Pat Fiacco was talking stadium today when speaking to reporters about the 2009 Regina budget. He is indicating that we could hear more on a proposed (and much needed) new stadium for the Riders and the city in the next couple of months. Here is a quote from Canada's best mayor....

"I think there’s no question that there’s interest. And understanding that this is a major project for not only for the city but for the province. The provincial government clearly is a partner with us. So are others, the private sector, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Once the province provides us with additional information from the concept review that they’ve been working on, then we can work towards that. My understand is it’s still going to take a couple more months. That’s fine. In the meantime, we’re investing in the current facility, Mosaic Stadium, We want to make sure that the infrastructure there’s taken care of. But I’m fairly confident that as we move forward we’re going to hear some good news in regards to a new entertainment facility for Regina that frankly is going to serve those that are involved in sport, those that are involved in arts, culture, entertainment. It’s needed. But that’s down the road."

I want a new stadium in Regina to replace the aging Taylor Field(Mosaic Stadium) and many others do as well. I know there are many who don't want one for various reasons and I do understand their thought process. However, I am one that just believes--especially now that Winnipeg is getting one--that Regina is in need of a world class facility that Reginans, Saskatchewan and the Riders and all of its other users can be proud of. Its something that arguably should have been here years ago. What I don't like is the endless talk of perhaps getting something done. Just tell us its going to happen or say it won't until a certain time because of this and that. The words are just blending together now and its seemingly the same old same old that's being repeated. This isn't a condemnation of Mayor Fiacco or Premier Wall. Call it frustration perhaps. I just want the press conference to be held saying construction of a facility is going to happen or is not going to happen. I don't think I'm alone with that statement.


Guy D said...

Mitch, I couldn't agree with you more, good post.

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Anonymous said...

Lets just get it done the CFL is as strong as its ever going to be. A domed stadium will do wonders for the city.