This post has been updated: my first take on the new stadium (LP) was a little gloomy. (I know, right? Me, gloomy?)

Now I’m feeling quite chuffed about the whole thing. We’re getting a new stadium that seems like it’ll be¬†pretty much like the last stadium, in pretty much the same neighbourhood, only with a $278 million price tag and loans and tax increases and ticket fees and without the other things people seemed to want like a retractable roof and the whole tying-the-stadium-into-downtown and using it for other events thing.

Feeling hopeful about this town for the first time in years. Go Riders. (I’m assuming even Rider fans know a bill of goods when they see one, please God.)