CFL boss calls for McMahon Stadium facelift
Calgary needs to catch up with upgrades in other cities, says Cohon
Kristen Odland, Calgary Herald July 19, 2012
So, what’s the latest news in Calgary?
“With the new ownership (the Calgary Flames), I think their focus is on figuring out a way that they can modernize or look for new opportunities for the franchise,” he said. “I think it’s in the early stages right now. But when you look across the country and see what everyone is doing, obviously they want to catch up
At the very least, an update, he said, is needed at McMahon Stadium.
“Listen, older venues like this do need it,” Cohon said. “I would absolutely be very supportive of them moving forward because of the challenges for recruiting players, attracting fans. The fans travel around the country and see new stadiums in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, B.C., and Hamilton.
“We want to get that in one of the hearts of the league, right here in Calgary.”