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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 01:29 Thread Starter
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I know that this thread seem to keep coming back,but I want to hear your opinions....

So what do you think are Canada's chances of hosting the 2014 World Cup???
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 03:30
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10% chance ... if the Government steps in then this number will go up significantly. If proposed projects such as the 60,000 seater multi purpose stadium in Hamilton get built within the next few years that number will be even higher.
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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 03:53
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Not to metnion we will probably need a proffesional league of or own like America did to host the 94 WC
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We have two chances: slim and none.
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 07:55
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Why not???


We got the venues, i think we can host a good tournament and it can be successful....


We don't really need much to fix, probably build a few stadiums and renovate much more. But the accomodations and stuff like that would be the hardest...
i think we can do it...

Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor, Hamilton, Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton and a couple of others can have stadiums in them
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I would be crappy

That's all I have to say.

I mean, cmon. Imagine the players arriving in Windsor? What kind of atmosphere would there be?

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Windsor..


Well,

i would assume many Americans and Canadians

Some places to eat and go

It'll be very nice....


on the other hand, what would they get in Halifax???

Not much?
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 15:56 Thread Starter
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Let's not forget that a lot of immigrants live in Canada.....
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post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 16:12
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Sure!!!!!!


Just makes the game more spicier!
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 16:34
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[B]Why not???


We got the venues, i think we can host a good tournament and it can be successful....
These are potential WC venues:

1. BC Place (need to put in temporary grass)
2. SkyDome (need to put in temporary grass)
3. Olympic Stadium (need to put in temporary grass)
4. Commonwealth Stadium

I really can't see a WC soccer game in any of the other stadiums.
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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2002, 22:26
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I think we need to built.


A Stadium, new, built for soccer......of 14,650 to 39,000 is going to be nice....and eventually owned by the municipal...and later used for our FUTURE CANADIAN PREMEIR LEAUGE GAMES???


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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old July 10th, 2002, 00:51
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We should stop with the pipe dreams (or is that pipe smokin?) about the WC.

WE NEED STADIUMS FIRST ONCE THEY ARE BUILT THEN MAYBE.

I read that the US is going for the Cup that year, if so then we better back off now before we embarass ourselves in front of the whole world again.

ps. if we do go for it, Jarrek it sounds like you have some connections, so ensure us that Mel Lastman doesn't have anything to do with the thing.

Toronto embarassed the whole country twice and I hope we don't do the same in 2014 with yet again the 'stadium question' overlooking our shoulder.

T.O. tries so hard to be a world class city. So what do they do? TEar down all the old Vicotrian buildings (thank you very much 'the 60's') and replaces them with glass boxes, destroys the University Avenue, covers up a beautiful waterfront and builds a highway over the historic Fort York. What a joke, a complete joke.

And oh yeah, how 'bout them Mooses?

Losers. All in the name of 'progress', damn hippie liberal mentality does nothing but destroy real culture. Go to Montreal or Quebec City and you'lll see what I mean.


Yes I'm venting but I'm right. We couldn't organize a contract negotiation with garbage collectors and we're going to host the WORLD'S GREATEST SPORTING EVENT what a complete joke.

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Actually Halifax does have a WC size pitch near downtown, we just nedd a stadium built around it.

I think we can make Varisty bigger capacity too.

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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old July 10th, 2002, 20:41
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Why does everybody figure that only obstacle to getting the WC is the availability of stadia.
FIFA has come to north america 3 times. Once mexico got it because colombia had to 'withdraw' and the other time they gave it to the US because of the possibility of opening the big market there.
Canada doesn't represent a big market and all those immigrants don't mean nothing when the countries biggest sports network actually decreases its soccer coverage. (more reductions are coming soon...wait for it).
The chances are slim to none.
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The chances are slim to none.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old July 11th, 2002, 14:52
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Jeff sorry to recycle your words
just my way of agreeing with you
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post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old July 11th, 2002, 17:35
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Actually Halifax does have a WC size pitch near downtown, we just nedd a stadium built around it.

I think we can make Varisty bigger capacity too.
Varsity Stadium no longer exsists!

Halifax does have the Wanderers grounds ... !!! Very nice field.
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post #18 of 45 (permalink) Old July 11th, 2002, 23:24
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Jeff sorry to recycle your words
just my way of agreeing with you
No apology necessary! I was flattered.
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post #19 of 45 (permalink) Old July 14th, 2002, 17:33
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as a romanian living in canada i can tell you that the chances for canada hosting the 2012 wc are...none!
thats right none!
why?
1.you guys have no stadium i mean no stadiums at all you would have to built and that would cost money and i personnally dont think canada will invest in that..
2.there is only 3 big cities in canada that has immigrantsontreal,toronto, and vancouver the others are little cities and even they built stadiums around there i doubt the atmosphere would be very good anyhow
3.football...soccer.. is not a top priority in canada and probably never will, you got hockey baseball basket ball hell even you got curling for christ sakes thats more popular then football
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post #20 of 45 (permalink) Old July 15th, 2002, 04:52
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Well, you guys have almost everything right. But, you don't know one thing.

Former Sports minister Dennis Coderre was very interested in brining the World Cup to Canada. His plans were to build two new 60,000 seat stadiums (one in Halifax, and the other in Hamilton) as well as fully refurbish/upgrade CFL stadiums. Also, temporary natural grass technology would be brought into BC Place, Olympic Stadium and the Skydome.

There is still a possibility that this plan may happen.

Check out this link: http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/news/575847.html
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