In this era of billion-dollar sports facilities, a modern miracle has surfaced, comparable to the visit of the three spirits to Scrooge.
The BC Lions, who require a temporary place to play while their home field gets renovated, are able to build to a stadium seating 27,500 that can be erected in 10 weeks and costs a tidbit $14 million.
How good is this instant sports utopia?
Good enough to be accepted by both the Lions and the CFL.
Good enough to have a pleasing model and noteworthy article on display at the CFL's official website. That's more than the return of Ottawa to the league gets.
This is pleasing news to the CFL and the Lions because it gets them out of a tight spot at small cost.
If the CFL had any visionary leadership (doubtful), they would be parading this minimum-cost marvel to every rich investor who wants to start a new CFL franchise cheaply, and in every non-CFL Canadian city, especially Quebec, London, Kitchener, Victoria, Halifax, Oshawa, Windsor, and even to next year's one-shot CFL city, Moncton.
But the fact such suitable stadiums can be built so quickly and cheaply casts doubt and raises suspicious questions ...
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