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Stadium Business Planning and Analysis

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Regional Council not to Proceed to Construction Phase

On March 27, 2012 Regional Council voted to not proceed with a construction phase for a stadium. Also included in the motion were the following items:
  

  • An agreement that the Mayor, on behalf of Council, will write to the Canadian Soccer Association to thank them for their ongoing interest in HRM.

 

  • Approval of the Phase 2 Stadium Analysis report as the basis of the requirement for a stadium, and that the project be included on the Capital Plan as a future consideration.

 

  • Direct staff, as an option, to work with Canada Lands Company to explore the future siting of a recreation/sports facility at Shannon Park.

 

Read the news release.

Staff Report: Stadium Phase 2 - Funding and Land Assembly

For full project information please visit: www.halifax.ca/stadium/index.html

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June 2011 

As part of Phase 1 of the HRM Stadium Analysis Project, HRM and the Project Steering Committee is hosting three Public Open Houses during the first week of June 2011.  For additional information please visit HRM Stadium Next Steps.  We appreciated you dropping in on these dates to provide your valuable input to this project. 

 

The Canadian Soccer Association has submitted a bid to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Regional Council passed a motion (Dec. 7/10) to continue as a Candidate City for the 2015 FIFA event, to expedite public input, to explore private and public funding opportunities and to have Events Halifax allocate the necessary non-refundable $25,000 Candidate City bid fee.

The motion of Council also included the provision that – based on confirmation of a business case and a commitment for an appropriate Women’s World Cup venue by March 1, 2011 – Council would provide a commitment to the required operational financing which includes $250,000, value-in-kind services and a $2M operational fee.

Under the bid requirement, host cities are to have an outdoor sport venue with a minimum seating capacity of 20,000, which could include a mix of temporary and permanent seating.

Regional Council has also approved the initiation of a planning process to determine whether or not there is a solid business case for the operation of a sport stadium in the municipality.  The analysis will include business planning, operating and ownership models, funding strategies and more.  Key stakeholder, user group and public consultation are an important aspect of the planning process. 

The planning process has been organised into three separate phases.  At the conclusion of each Phase, Regional Council will deliberate on the appropriateness of continuing to the next Phase and will direct staff to do so, or not.

The three phases of analysis are:

Phase 1      Consultation and Business Planning

Phase 2      (tentative) Consultation, Site Selection and Facility Design

Phase 3      (tentative) Stadium Construction

Previous analysis on potential stadium operations has been linked specifically to the legacy of large multi-sport games such as the Commonwealth Games and has focussed on a specific sport interest.  This analysis will be broad and comprehensive, and will include discussions relative to sport, entertainment, community access and usage, as well as potential large scale events.

 

HRM Stadium Business Planning and Analysis

More information is available on this project by visiting the Stadium webite at: www.halifax.ca/stadium or for a brief overview visit: Stadium Analysis

 

As part of Phase 1 of the HRM Stadium Analysis Project, HRM and the Project Steering Committee is hosting three Public Open Houses during the first week of June 2011.  For additional information please visit HRM Stadium Next Steps.  We look forward to having you drop into any of these dates as all are welcome. 

 

 

If you have any additional questions on the Stadium Business Planning and Analysis, please email stadium[at]halifax.ca or call 490-5713.