Stadium delay

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:02 AM ET

The Whitecaps' waterfront stadium is delayed yet again.

The proposed privately financed 15,000-seat soccer stadium on Burrard Inlet won't go back to Vancouver city council until September. The 'Caps got a conditional go-ahead last July and were hoping to answer council's five requirements and seek rezoning this summer.

"When we started this process back in 2003, we hoped to have the stadium up by the 2007 under-20 FIFA world championships," said Whitecaps' president Bob Lenarduzzi. "There's a lot of red tape - we've accepted that's the case - we don't necessarily like it sometimes."

Council wanted the 'Caps to report on five matters: Street network, fit with Gastown, livability, impacts on future port development and risks and liabilities with dangerous goods on rail tracks. Earlier this year, the Greg Kerfoot-owned club moved the proposed site onto the water, above the SeaBus terminal.

Lenarduzzi said it would take 18 months to two years to build the stadium.


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