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REQUEST FOR WINNIPEG ARENA FUNDS SCALED BACK
Published October 13, 1994
A request for C$3.7M by the group trying to keep the Jets in Winnipeg was scaled back to C$1.5M by a city committee. The Manitoba Entertainment Complex, a group of almost five dozen entrepreneurs, is trying to use the "pool of private capital" to market a new arena for the Jets. The 16-member city council will vote on the request at a special meeting on Friday. Winnipeg Deputy Mayor George Fraser said if the money proposal isn't passed by the council, "the deal collapses and the hockey team has the message they should be on the market" (CANADIAN PRESS, 10/13). Councilman Al Golden, considered the "swing vote" on the council, issued an ultimatum to the group in exchange for his support of the marketing of the new arena. Golden said he'd contribute the city's 36% share in the Jets, but not a cent of taxes, along with a commitment by the team to stay in Winnipeg for at least 25 years (Bill Redekop, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 10/12).