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St. Catharines' arena plans on the move

8/13/2011

What's old is new again in the push for a new major arena in St. Catharines.

City staff is scratching the idea of building a new home for the Ice Dogs on the same piece of land they play on now, at the Gatorade Garden City Complex.

Now, they are endorsing building the arena & spectator facility in the downtown's lower parking lot, below St. Paul St, along Hwy 406.

That site had been discarded because of worries over soil contamination.  The city says there are contaminants on the land, but they shouldn't present a problem.

The Niagara Ice Dogs & Ontario Hockey League aren't keen on the idea of knocking Jack Gatecliff & Rex Stimers arenas down & starting over.  That plan would leave the team without a home pad for at least a year.

The cost estimate for that plan is $43 million.

City staff will present a new plan, including a revised price tag to city council, likely in October.  Then council will decide whether or not to push ahead.

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