Press box at Investors Group Field a disaster

The press box at the new Investors Group Field is sure to bring some bad press to the Bombers,...

The press box at the new Investors Group Field is sure to bring some bad press to the Bombers, especially if they want to host a Grey Cup any time in the near future

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:18 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Spending some time at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ new playpen this week led to an interesting, and somewhat troubling, discovery.

As impressive as the stadium is — players and coaches will see the meeting and training rooms and feel like they’ve died and gone to football heaven, while the sight lines and overall feel of the place are terrific for fans — the place does have a major flaw.

A flaw that’s sure to get the organization and our city some bad press when the out-of-town media shows up.

The bad press is going to come from bad press facilities.

I know what you’re thinking: those of us who get in for free have no right to whine about an uncomfortable seat or a view that isn’t perfect.

And you’re right — up to a point.

But the press box constructed in the northwest corner goes past that point.

In fact, it’s so bad that the stadium as it’s currently configured can’t host a Grey Cup game. No way.

This design was approved over and over


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