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Old 03-26-2006, 09:52 PM
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Winnipeg Arena came down?

Didn`t cach all of the news flash but it looked like this building came down. The ex home of the Winnipeg Jets hockey team.
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Just before the Edmonton global TV channel aired the story they went to commercial and said:"Details about the implosion are coming right up"

I laughed for a while


It was obviously determined to stay up after the dynamite was done
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Still seems sad that these old buildings have to come down. We lost some in Saskatoon that I will always miss. The old Arena Rink that was sometimes called the barn. Another was the Jubilee Building Dad and I used to go to for the summer fairs.
These old buildings aren`t viable to save or have asbestos/ dangerous materials in them but still miss this part of my childhood. Apart of my past dies alittle with each one.....
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Yeah, she came down, but not without a fight. It took them about 4 hours AFTER the implosion to take it down. I'd have liked to see it, but gettin up @ 5:00 to get there, I don't think so.

What I don't understand, is if the city has always had intentions of trying to regain a NHL franchise (which as cool as that would be, is financially impossible. The city couldn't support a team with a $12M payroll, how can they support $32?), why did they build the MTS Centre. It's a nice arena and all, but about 3000 to 4000 people too small for NHL hockey. Even if they sold out every single game, which is a pinch over 15,000 people, they would still be in the bottom third for attendance in the league.
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lol i couldnt be bothered to wake up and go see it, that building was in such a state of disrepair, although i did have a lot of drunken hockey and concert memories there
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Still seems sad that these old buildings have to come down. We lost some in Saskatoon that I will always miss. The old Arena Rink that was sometimes called the barn. Another was the Jubilee Building Dad and I used to go to for the summer fairs.
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Nice old buildings for sure. Did you ever go to the Capitol Theatre before they took it down?
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Lots of times ,wheelz. It was one of my favorite theatres , it was easier to find a parking spots there.
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