Triple B sues over Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium issues
Ah, so you thought the Canadian Football League would be free of scandals and lawsuits, did you? Well, while the CFL remains thankfully free of Aaron Hernandez-, Adrian Peterson-, Deflatriots-, etc.-, etc.-related scandals, the legal sphere has entered the Winnipeg playing field – literally.
Canada.com today reports that Triple B Stadium, owners of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Investors Group Field, will be pursuing legal action against Raymond S.C. Wan Architect and Stuart Olson Construction after filing a lawsuit this morning.
The lawsuit alleges that faulty planning and construction have resulted in a deluge of “continuous and ongoing issues” that have dogged the facility since its opening in 2013. Triple B potentially faces quite a bit of embarrassment, as the $200 million stadium will serve as venue for the 103rd Grey Cup this November.
“During the design and construction of the stadium,” reads the complaint in part before listing five pages’ worth of specific problems presumably including damage caused by snow, which should never be an issue for a Canadian football facility. “There was insufficient attention to the mechanics of water drainage and heating, there was poor execution of critical details and poor construction quality control.”
The prospective defendants have offered no comment.