Monthly Archives: April 2007

Vancouver Province column: Vancouver is a great sports city — pity about its sports stadiums

The Province
Monday, April 30, 2007

Vancouver has great sports fans — that much has been proven once again during this latest Canucks run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, regardless of how far they go. The fandom extends beyond hockey to other sports, including football, soccer and baseball.

Here’s what missing from this scenario: iconic, world-class outdoor stadiums for a vibrant sports culture. Think Fenway Park in Boston or Wrigley Field in Chicago.

This is a shame. Compare our situation to that of our southerly neighbour Seattle, home to some of the continent’s finest sporting venues.
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