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Here is a sneak peak at the new Stadium and 2nd Water Park that maybe be coming to Winnipeg soon. It will be a water front Point Douglas location.

Wow. I have to admit, I am pretty excited. This could change the face of Winnipeg as it is today.

Hit the jump (read more) to view the pics and details!

A Revitalized Waterfront:

* Premium year-round, multi-use stadium and inflatable ‘Bubble’
* World-class Water Park by renowned designers of icons like Disneyworld & West Edmonton
* Waterfront Attractions including public access docks, walking paths, pedestrian bridge across Red River to Whittier Park & Fort Gibraltar in St. Boniface
* Riverbank stabilization
* Ultra convenient public transportation terminals
* Readiness to connect to future Rapid Transit Corridor
* Major traffic & infrastructure upgrades i.e. potential Disraeli off-ramps and re-location of Higgins

Stadium Enhanced Stadium for Bomber Fans:

* $30 million more for stadium construction
* Larger, more flexible stadium site
* Seamless construction plan, no phasing
* Seamless transition from old stadium to new one

World-Class Water Park & Hotel:

* Central, downtown oasis & tourist magnet
* Designed by team responsible for Disneyworld, West Edmonton & Niagara Falls
* The WaterparkThematic approach – summer day at the lake for families
* Features rafts, rope bridges and tree houses
* Indoor-outdoor lazy river & tanning decks, plunge pools, body slides & more
* Crystal-clear, retractable walls open in summer; close during winter
* Capable of hosting 1,000 visitors at any one time
* Roving water bus to ensure access for local school children

Improved Security, Traffic & Parking:

* The Waterpark Central, downtown location
* Multiple site access points for improved traffic flow
* Significantly more parking on or within immediate vicinity
* Disney-like ‘fan-tram’ system to move pedestrians around site and to off site parking

Better Deal for Taxpayers:

* Drastically reduced commitment of public funds
* Provincial – $25 million committed including $2 million for the ‘Bubble’
* Federal – $15 million requested
* City responsible for land assembly
* Full Provincial & Federal pay-backs long before entire project is complete
* New property & business tax revenue from Water Park and related commercial
* Full and FMV cash value for City from sale of existing stadium site
* New & permanent tax revenue for City from new Polo Park commercial development
* Increased economic impacts with construction and future tax revenues at both sites

Community Benefits for Point Douglas:

* Joint marketing & promotion including reviving its history
* Hiring/volunteer recruitment program
* Local access for residents to stadium and water park