Originally Posted by strohs
I'm curious does anyone know what the actual outside of the building is going to look like? I'm also curious as to how much of the slums in behind will actually be covered up from the height of the arena? Anyone have any info? Localsportsreport guy?
Driving back and forth to work every day I've seen the girders rising up from the ground and I am very pleased to see that they are quite tall, so the arena looks like it is going to cover up a lot of the slums of St. Catharines.....that's money well spent right there.....exciting to see it come along. I think that is actually a pretty good location for the rink. It has highway exposure, it has highway access that is already in place, it has two parking garages that are not a very far walk away, made accessible by the skywalks....and it covers up the slums of St. Catharines...what more could you ask for, onsite parking perhaps for us peons? True, but, considering everything, I think its an excellent location, especially for the $0 price tag.
Everyone said you can't build there 'cuz of the old canal...bla bla bla...looks like you can...you just need a lot of piles pounded really deep into the ground! City council should be commended for turning an eyesore of the city into a bustling hub of entertainment, when you consider the Brock School of Arts, PAC and the Spec Facility all within a one block radius, more orless.