The province made an official announcement this morning that it will be lending $90 million to get construction of the new Winnipeg Blue Bomber Stadium at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry underway. The stadium will be ready for the Bombers 2012 season. Construction will begin this May.

I was with everyone else in the original announcement saying “I’ll believe it when I see it”, but it’s looking more and more like a reality now.

This is amazing news for Winnipeg and I look forward to celebrating the 2012 Bombers with everyone in the city. For those a bit disappointed that 90-million in tax payer money is too much, please be reminded that this is a loan and not a contribution to the project (though the province does have a big investment in it as well).

Now… what’s the news with development on The Elms that was supposed to replace the current stadium?

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Read more here.

Image New Bomber Stadium Originally uploaded by AccessWinnipeg