Stadium costs impact Bombers' bottom line

Blue Bombers players leave the field after a walk through on Nov. 2, 2012, at Canad Inns Stadium in...

Blue Bombers players leave the field after a walk through on Nov. 2, 2012, at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg. (Jason Halstead/QMI Agency/Files)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:51 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Football Club lost $758,307 in 2012, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Were it not for the “exceptional” costs for stadium development and the inability to host an outdoor concert or two, the Winnipeg Football Club would have posted a tidy profit — as their overall operating profit was actually $726,930, the third highest amount since 2000.

The Blue Bombers also announced that Brock Bulbuck has been appointed as the chairman of the Winnipeg Football Club on a three-year term, taking over from Bill Watchorn.

Bulbuck, who first joined the board in 2002, said the biggest challenge facing the franchise is moving into the new stadium, but the future of the Blue Bombers is “very, very bright” and that the plan is to make a competitive bid to host the Grey Cup in either 2015 or 2016.


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