BC Place is actually a pretty good name compared to some that are popping up around the continent. Chamber of Commerce should fork over some dough to Pavco to keep it that way but that gets confusing as well with the different public corporations and such.David wrote: ↑Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:47 pm As a complete side note, does anyone else besides me think that it is bloody strange that virtually every other sports stadium/arena in North America has naming rights but not BC Place? It's a crown corp yes, but it's not exactly making money hand over fist from what I hear. They can use all the revenue they can get. Would say, $10M for a 10-year naming rights deal not help the bottom line?
Agree with others now is a purrfect time to transition on from Mr Braley and civic leaders need to decide if they like the economic impact of the Lions. They may only rent the building a dozen times a year but one of the first thing mentioned about BC Place in my eperience is that the Lions play there. Not sure how many days of the year the building is generating revenue but losing a major tenant only makes it harder to justify the expense of the management group.
Winnipeg Enterprises was the Pavco equivalent before IGF and basically got squeezed out of the plan as the tax payer watch dog with all the big dreams during construction. Wade Miller just took over Winnipeg Enterprises food and beverage duties among others and the Bombers have never looked back.
The private owner route is not an easy row and the Lions have been fortunate to have had stable ownership. Toronto has a list of owners the length of ones arm in the last 25 years although Bob Young in Hamilton appears to be some kind of saint so who knows.