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Published November 05, 2010, 09:56 AM

Winnipeg Stadium Price Increases

The price tag on the new stadium for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has ballooned to more than 160 million dollars -- about 45 million above original projections.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

The price tag on the new stadium for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has ballooned to more than 160 million dollars -- about 45 million above original projections.

The new figure was presented earlier this week to stakeholders in the deal to build the 33-thousand-seat stadium at the University of Manitoba.

The CBC is reporting that Winnipeg Football Club board chairman Bill Watchorn has confirmed the higher figure provided by sources.

Creswin Properties -- Winnipeg businessman David Asper's development business -- is the company charged with building the new stadium.

The Manitoba government has agreed to provide Creswin with 90 million dollars in bridge financing to help get it built.

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