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A LONG STRANGE TRIP IN WINNIPEG DELAYED ONE MORE DAY
Published August 10, 1995
The Winnipeg City Council's ruling on advancing the Spirit of Manitoba additional pre-construction arena financing has been delayed a day with a decision due late this afternoon, according to the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Nick Martin writes the City Council decided to wait until this morning to get a start on "a long and lengthy debate." Councilman Terry Duguid said Mayor Susan Thompson probably has the votes needed to give the Spirit "the green light." Duguid predicting today's outcome: "Many speeches and a 9-7 vote." The current ownership group of the Jets is meeting today to begin considering a Spirit request for an extension of the Aug. 15 deadline to have the deal completed to purchase the team (Nick Martin, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 8/10). DON'T BOGART YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS: The Spirit of Manitoba "pulled out all of the stops" and launched a massive fund-raising effort to close a C$15M funding gap days before the August 15 deadline. The group must raise C$80M by the 15th to exercise an option to purchase the majority shares of the team. The ownership group will grant a two-week extension for the Spirit to complete the purchase of the team after they have received C$80M in pledges (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 8/10).