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#1 Bingo

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:39 AM

Was listening Frank Stanford and Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation on CFAX today.

Bateman reports the the new leaky roof on BC Place only has a one year warranty, after which the taxpayer is on the hook for additional costs.

#2 Nparker

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:46 AM

I want my $500 millon back :mad:.

#3 Bingo

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

Having BC Place renamed BC Telus Place would not have much of a ring to it.

Now if Telus were to change their name back to BC Tel, they could use the opportunity to rename the stadium BC Tel Place, which isn't as much of a mouthful. Both sides might like the idea.

Murray Langdon & Frank Stanfords perspectives.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

Having BC Place renamed BC Telus Place would not have much of a ring to it.

Now if Telus were to change their name back to BC Tel, they could use the opportunity to rename the stadium BC Tel Place, which isn't as much of a mouthful. Both sides might like the idea.

Murray Langdon & Frank Stanfords perspectives.
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I disagree - I think renaming it Telus Place would have a hellova ring to it!! :D

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

I assume Islandnet.com Centre is still available.

Canadian Pacific should buy the rights so it would be BC CP Place. Get it? "Seepy place"? ...anyone? Is this mike on?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

:P

I agree, foolish for the government to turn down money.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Well, on the face of it, $2 million a year for 20 years isn't a very good deal for naming rights, nor is it very helpful towards a multi-billion dollar deficit.

However, the real story is not that the government appears to have rejected the naming rights. Because they didn't. That's just PAB/media spin. The real story is why did this deal curiously fall through just days after the Liberals (and the premier) snubbed Telus' big jobs and investment announcement? This was not just a coincidence, otherwise the Liberals would have bothered to send more than just a single backbench MLA.

I'm hearing that Christy was being a baby and just didn't want to share a stage with Mr. Dix, which made Telus a little mad as they thought they had a better relationship with the government than it now appears - good enough at least that Premier JobsJobsJobs would care to show up to an announcement about... job creation. As a result, Telus decided to play hardball with the naming negotiations and then cancelled the deal when they didn't get what they wanted. (Which would explain how, miraculously, for once taxpayers won't be on the hook for the $40 million because the deal fell through.)

The Telus CEO is a smart man who doesn't suffer fools. I highly doubt the government was smart (or quick) enough to "reject" a deal. They'd rather spin and lie their way out of the messes they keep creating.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

I have hated the name BC Place since it was opened by Betty Windsor back in 1983.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

I was at a concert at BC Place this weekend. The capacity of the stadium is just under 55,000, although I think the number of available seats (due to the stage placement) was around 50,000 with the floor seating, etc.

 

The issues with admitting such large crowds seemed to have been worked out. We got in within a few minutes.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

Can anybody remind me why our stadium is called BC Place when the ACC in Toronto just got $800M for their naming rights?


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 03 September 2017 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

 

 

Construction of the stadium started in 1981 and was completed in 1983. BC Place was built as part of the preparations for the 1986 World's Fair, Expo 86.......

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Place



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Can anybody remind me why our stadium is called BC Place when the ACC in Toronto just got $800M for their naming rights?

 

 

 

 

.......Telus Corp. to pay nearly $2-million a year for naming rights to BC Place stadium.......     ...........Had the BC Place deal gone ahead, it would have brought the government $35-million over 20 years................. https://beta.theglob...obeandmail.com

 

 

....Toronto will become the Scotiabank Arena next July 1. The price tag for the 20-year renaming of the entertainment facility is $800-million..... https://beta.theglob...obeandmail.com



#13 Bingo

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:49 PM

Can anybody remind me why our stadium is called BC Place when the ACC in Toronto just got $800M for their naming rights?

 

Maybe Jimmy P. can buy the rights and we could call it Save On Food Eat a Lion with Whitecaps Place.   :banana:



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

Can anybody remind me why our stadium is called BC Place when the ACC in Toronto just got $800M for their naming rights?

Nor did mike approve my Octorant Pustoria name change at 135 goldschlager shots/25 years.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:34 PM

Having BC Place renamed BC Telus Place would not have much of a ring to it.

Now if Telus were to change their name back to BC Tel, they could use the opportunity to rename the stadium BC Tel Place, which isn't as much of a mouthful. Both sides might like the idea.

Murray Langdon & Frank Stanfords perspectives.
http://www.cfax1070....ials&Itemid=115

http://www.cfax1070....ials&Itemid=115

 

Can anybody remind me why our stadium is called BC Place when the ACC in Toronto just got $800M for their naming rights?

 

PavCo has been given permission to seek a sponsorship deal with naming rights for BC Place. via: https://vancouversun...soon-be-renamed



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:40 PM

it’ll probably just be another regulated industry. those are the only ones that have the profits to throw around thanks to government aiding them in stifling competition.

so a mobile phone company
a bank
an airline
maybe a lottery corporation

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 February 2019 - 02:42 PM.


#17 RFS

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:45 PM

Fingers crossed for “Enbridge” or “transmountain” place
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#18 Jackerbie

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:51 PM

it’ll probably just be another regulated industry. those are the only ones that have the profits to throw around thanks to government aiding them in stifling competition.

so a mobile phone company
a bank
an airline
maybe a lottery corporation

 

We could have the trifecta.... the Bell-sponsored Whitecaps playing the the Telus Dome beside Rogers Arena



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:03 PM

A quick perusal of major arenas and stadiums in Canada (9,000+ indoor arenas and 20,000+ stadiums)...

 

3x Bell (Telecommunications) --> Laval AHL, Montreal NHL, Winnipeg NHL/AHL

3x Rogers (Telecommunications) --> Edmonton NHL, Vancouver NHL, Toronto MLB

3x Scotiabank (Financial) --> Calgary NHL, Halifax QMJHL, Toronto NHL/NBA

 

2x TD (Financial) --> Ottawa CFL, Ottawa OHL

 

Budweiser (F&B) --> London OHL

Canadian Tire (Retail) --> Ottawa NHL

BMO (Financial) --> Toronto CFL/MLS

The Brick (Retail) --> Edmonton CFL

FirstOntario (Financial) --> Hamilton OHL

Investors Group (Financial) --> Winnipeg CFL

Mosaic (Potash) --> Regina CFL

Saputo (F&B) --> Montreal MLS

SaskTel (Telecommunications) --> Saskatoon WHL

Tim Hortons (F&B) --> Hamilton CFL

Videotron (Telecommunications) --> Quebec City QMJHL

 

Not-sponsored: BC Place (Vancouver CFL/MLS), McMahon Stadium (Calgary CFL), Molson Stadium (Montreal CFL), Olympic Stadium (Montreal no teams), Pacific Coliseum (Vancouver no teams)

 

So altogether, 15 companies (5 financial, 4 telecom, 3 food and beverage, 2 retail, and 1 potash) sponsor the 22 largest arenas and stadiums in Canada.



#20 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

bc potash place it is then!

 

So altogether, 15 companies (5 financial, 4 telecom, 3 food and beverage, 2 retail, and 1 potash) sponsor the 22 largest arenas and stadiums in Canada.

 

 

or of the 22:

 

8 telecoms

8 financial

2 retail

3 f&b

1 potash


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 February 2019 - 04:19 PM.


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