Cohon: Don't worry about roof

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

The commissioner of the CFL is not worried that B.C.'s cash-strapped government is taking a second look at the B.C. Place Stadium retractable-roof project.

"We are committed to the Grey Cup, we're committed to Vancouver," Mark Cohon said yesterday.

Cohon awarded the 2011 Grey Cup game to Vancouver at a Feb. 27 news conference attended by Premier Gordon Campbell. Cohon said he wanted the B.C. Lions and owner David Braley to host a "signature event".

Work is underway to prepare the stadium for the new roof system. Tendering for the post-Olympic completion is delayed while the treasury board reviews the project, which could cost more than the budgeted $365 million.


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