Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… About The Proposed SaskaDome …

The Canadian Soccer Association is preparing its bid for the 2015 Women’s World Cup of Soccer, which stands to be the biggest event in FIFA’s calendar next to the World Cup itself.

According to Goal! magazine, seven Canadian cities have expressed interest in hosting some of the games: Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton.

One city that hasn’t expressed interest? Hint: it’s between Grand Coulee and Balgonie.

Given that the proposed stadium is going to need as many paying dates as possible in order to keep its operating budget from running into the red, it’s pretty inexplicable that nobody in Regina appears interested in hosting part of this tournament, unless the Regina Economic Development Authority is asleep at the switch

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

One thought on “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… About The Proposed SaskaDome …”

  1. Good spot. Do you think FIFA will require grass surfaces for the World Cup? Might be a difficult sell to the public after spending so much on a stadium by 2014-2015, throwing the cost of grass on top for a few weeks, for 3-4 matches.

    The domed stadium plans, from the beginning, were as complementary to soccer as Taylor Field currently is and I can’t remember a pro-soccer game here in my life-time.

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