One hundred acres of land has switched hands in the Woodside Industrial Park located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This area was named by Halifax City Council as a possible location for Halifax’s CFL stadium in their decision to give Schooner Sports and Entertainment (SSE) $20 million for the construction of the facility.
One of the conditions on providing the funds was that the stadium not be built in SSE’s proposed Shannon Park location due to accessibility at the site.
Reports are Albert Legrow, who owns other property in the Woodside area and has been in talks with SSE, has purchased the land. There are also concerns because the area is a wilderness area and construction would destroy habitat.
Highway 111 runs through Woodside providing access to all major arteries in and out of the city. Unlike Shannon Park, Woodside already has a Halifax Transit ferry terminal. One would have to be constructed in Shannon Park.
Stay tuned for further details, but if the land has been purchased for a CFL stadium, many hurdles remain such as funding from the province and other investors. The projected budget for the Shannon Park stadium was $110 million.
The CFL announced today the first CFL regular season game to be held in Halifax will happen on July 25. The largest Touchdown Atlantic game to date will feature the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders play Huskie Stadium at Saint Mary’s University.