Except both Clubs are already based in the 2 major cities in Alberta. No one is entering new markets. The same argument can be made for the Oil using the Saddle Dome project as a basis to start their Arena, but it doesn't make sense.
The rest isn't worth a response.
Not even close.
The Saddldome was built in the early 80s with a much different economy. You're reaching.
If your going to be a chicken tikka masala at least be within the realm of "could be correct". Stop trying to berate Connor just because of who he is and think for a second, he is actually on the mark on this one.
Yes, they are in different cities, and already established markets, etc. But how many arena's have been built in Alberta, or even Canada in the current economic reality.
The Dome was built primarily with government funding. Based on our "established market" you expect the same to happen this time around? Or do you want to admit Conner was right when he said it will probably be based closer to what the Oilers end up getting in the end.
His point was that what funding (or lack there of) will be used as a template by the flames. This is correct. It takes lots of time and money to put proposals to government together. Also, there is this thing called precedence.
If the Oilers get X from the city, Y from the province and Z from the Federal Government your off your rocker if you think the flames won't go into the presentation expecting the same amount of funding. On the other hand, if neither the Fed or the Province give the oilers money, they probably will not waste much time/energy/resources asking for money from those governments.
Cue the applause, Connor finally understands a useless arguement. Now if he could only apply it in parallel to what his own fingers are spewing...Tune in next time.
Let me know when we can start applauding you for recognizing USEFUL arguments.