Re: A big win or a big disappointment?; Lobby groups split on merits of Games, with public vote planned for November, Sept. 13
As has been suggested by many people commenting on Calgary’s plans to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, it was assumed that the host plan would include a new arena suitable for staging events. Rather than include the estimated $600 million needed to build a new arena, Calgary 2026 only included funds to update the Saddledome while leaving the door open to the city negotiating for a new facility. This is a blatant attempt by Calgary 2026 CEO Mary Moran to gain acceptance from Calgarians for a bid by using use a cost estimate that is lower than what the mayor and council may ultimately commit to paying.
The costs they are talking about are salesman costs. Nothing to lose, don't be so negative, anything for a sale including the lies and hidden true facts and agendas. I've heard and seen those people before and us stupid, naive suckers fall for it. When the rubber hits the road taxpayers will see how they got shafted by reality and uncontrolled costs. Olympics are always massive cost overruns lead by the corrupt and entitled IOC. Just say NO and end this ugliness and lies.
It’s quite the opposite for me. The only thing that could sway me to yes was if we got significant federal funding to build a Calgary Next type of facility and I know a ton of others who are solid No votes because of this as well.
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@Dierdra D... they will buy into the lowball bid.. remember the 1.53 Billion for the Green Line, Trudeau jumped all over it thinking “hell that’s cheap” and the the city says oh it will only build 8 km. of this line. Then looked really really stupid when they were told That’s It. A one time funding. Go away! Now they will do the same thing for the Olympics, when the actual costs come in and the bid committee is standing there with egg on their face and a tax bill in their hand it’ll be, Oh Me Bad. Sorry!
Beware, the 5000 seat arena is a smoke screen to sneak in another 600 million dollars into the budget for a new arena.
Welcome to Canada Jamie. All our left wing governments lie and cheat.
👍 Right on the money. City Council will not be frugal. They don’t know how.