New Rink for Dal

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    Saw that the other day. All I can say is about time! I can do without going to the Forum a few times a year. The place has it's charms, but just like Alumni and the old Dal Memorial Arena it's got a few "charms" you could live without.
     
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    I will admit I was wrong about Dal. I've said for a couple of years now that they wouldn't build a rink because there's no money in it for them. It's still a couple of years away, but good to see it happen.
     
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    Meanwhile, back in Saskatchewan, the U of S has apparently given the green light to a new twin-pad hockey rink although details have not been officially released at this time. (The U of S, I'm told, was hoping to make the big announcement in October.)
    We'll see how long it will take to build ... It can't come soon enough. In my opinion, the U of S is settling for a rink that will prove to be too small, longer term, especially for playoffs, etc., if it's got to last another 87 years like the 1929-built Rutherford Rink.

    http://thestarphoenix.com/sports/lo...ts-green-light-for-new-twin-pad-rink-and-more
     
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    2,200 doesn't sound 'too small' to me.
     
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    Perhaps the SMU announcement may provide a push to DAL.
     
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    Seating for 800 is a little smaller than I would have expected. Shouldn't be an issue for regular season games.

    Glad the facility will be on campus.
     
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    All about money.
     
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    Going further into the costs - you build a stadium to handle regular season crowds. Outside of playoffs, I can only think of a few special-event games when SMU would have had more than 800 fans. Plus, SMU probably doesn't want to create a footprint for the new stadium that takes too much of the limited space at that location. And plus plus, universities don't have much money to spare, and I can't remember how large that bequest for a new rink was from several years ago.
     
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    I think it was around 2 million. I understand that it's now 5 million. Probably cover at least 1/3 of the cost.
     

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