York decision tomorrow?

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:43 AM ET

The date is not set in stone, but tomorrow seems to be the soft deadline for the Argos to announce their stadium plans.

Bud Purves, the president of York University's development corporation, hinted yesterday he needs to know by the end of the week whether the Argos are in or out of the school's proposed 25,000-seat outdoor stadium project.

"We're working towards that," Purves said. "We would have to make our own assumptions if we don't hear from them."

Argos co-owner Howard Sokolowski declined comment when reached by The Toronto Sun yesterday, but called Purves.

"He said he would speak to me later," Purves said. "He said he wants to clarify some things."

The Argos said in a statement last week they are evaluating an attractive offer from the Rogers Centre to remain tenants at the downtown facility. Last year, the Argos committed $20 million to help build the York stadium.

A report yesterday, however, indicated negotiations between the Argos and the Rogers Centre have hit a stumbling block.

"Howard knows our schedule and what we have to do," Purves said. "I'm absolutely positive he will be getting back to us, so we can know what we're doing. It's not a good situation and I feel sorry for a lot of people. I'm hoping we can make the best of it."


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