Every couple of years, everyone
outside of Europe in North America decides to become soccer fans. Can that feeling of excitement be sustained over the regular season?
Well, in the middle of World-Cup Fever, our Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave $27-million to construct Canada’s first soccer stadium. Total cost: $62-million. Expected completion date: May 1st, 2007… 10 months from now…
The new stadium will be built at Exhibition Place and will be home to the Toronto FC, our first Major League team.
Torontoist is intrigued, and sees this as a continuation to the revitalization of the waterfrontish area. But there should also be a more serious investment in the infrastructure in order to make it easy for people to get there. Not even the love of futball will make us walk through an urban dead zone.