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I guess I should read the threads but what does renovating BC Place have to do with the teachers?
B.C. place is not a sports complex, it is a multi-use venue, for everyone, sports included.
I would imagine it was financed by the city/government etc, just assuming, don't know why it would
be privately owned when it is available for many different organizations.
From what I can find on the net, it seems that we are on the 'hook' for all of it, JLM.
The Federal government does not help fund sports arenas. There was quite the talk about this last spring when Sask was looking for money to help build a domed stadium but were told they, along with Quebec would have to find the money themselves.
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The ones that are whining about fixing BCPlace are the same ones that whined about having Expo 86 instead of giving more money t government employees and the poor etc. Same ones that whined about the Olympics instead of ever more social programs etc. Oddly enough they were mostly on board with Boondogle's fat cats. Misplaced priorities.
Most cities have been sucked into the idea that in order to have a pro sports team, the city has to pay for all of the infrastructure.
So, the taxpayers fund all the minor sports venues and organizations, which lets kids grow up to be pro sports players, where they play pro sports for huge money, and the teams make huge money, and the taxpayers fund all the infrastructure. And every 20 years, the taxpayers are told to cough up a few hundred million more for new facilities.
It's a win-win, as long as you're an owner or a player. That's what pro sports is all about.