WHL rocks, on 19 October 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:
I am completely against publicly funded stadiums for billionaires. What a clown this guy is. He made a deal but now wants $250 million more. This is absolute nonsense.
Good to see the city stick up to him and tell him no. The team is not going anywhere. The BOG would have to approve any move and they won't let a team leave EDM. The city knows this so it's OK for them to play hardball.
I still can't believe the scam of BC Place. Taxpayers spent almost $700 million on a roof that doesn't even close when needed.
Goverment said B.C place roof had private investors and no tax money was put into it. That being said I don't my B.C government anymore, as they've been lying to us ever since they won the olympic bid. Corrupt like those Chinese officals. I swear to god.
This is so lame for Edmonton fans. What a douche owner to try, and apparently succeed so far, at holding the city as a whole as hostage for an arena ransom.
He was once a hero, now a villain. He can afford to build the arena himself and still probably worth more then any one Aquilini. No joke.
I'm so grateful GM place was built 17 years ago. If we build the exact same arena today, it will probably cost us 600 million.