Krammerhead, thanks for the detailed response. I could never understand why vancouver, a canadian soccer hotbed, doesn't have a greater soccer stadium than Swangard. I am really dissapointed to hear that Edmonton got field turf put in on the sidelines, I saw the stuff in the endzones and thought is was newly laid grass. Hopefully they can salvage something. If not, this is truly ridiculous. We have over 10 stadiums in the country with close to 30,000+ seating and none of them are suitable for soccer because they don't have grass. It astonishes me because for a country that prides itself on its environment, Canada seems to encourage the development of boring, fake playingfields because of maintenance costs. Yet when it comes to hockey, most arenas in the country have people working on the ice 24/7 with big $$$ zambonis.