So what do we make of this? Do we have a thread for this?
“Victoria is quite capable of hosting another Commonwealth Games, and it’s a great economic and sport development opportunity for the region,” he said.
“The question is whether the feds and province would be prepared to cover 75 per cent of a potential $1-billion budget. It might be time to bring more sanity to the Games costs issues through an alternate concept, with lower cost.”
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I'm not really keen about it. You're asking for a letdown when you try to throw the same party twice. And I'm a bit confused by the $1 billion price tag. unless they're planning to do some significant & permanent expansion/renovation of UVic's stadium as part of the deal.
Seriously, Commonwealth Place would suffice as a swimming facility, the arena and UVic's gymnasium would suffice for arena/court events (and be far superior to what was available in 1994). What other new facilities could they require? A bunch of new housing at UVic, maybe?