Flames’ $890-million CalgaryNEXT proposal ‘not even half baked,’ says Nenshi

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says council has a duty to carefully scrutinize the Flames’ “half-baked” proposal to build an $890-million sports complex in the West Village. On Monday, the mayor’s office was set to present a report to council that suggested a multi-phase analysis of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. proposal for a new NHL arena,…

Source: Flames’ $890-million CalgaryNEXT proposal ‘not even half baked,’ says Nenshi

Councilor Farrell notes that when all costs are considered, this is more likely to cost $1.5 BILLION.  Given our experience with cost estimates for public works, I have no doubt we are looking at an ultimate cost of $2 Billion, and you know it will be the Calgary taxpayer bearing this.