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SSE welcomes HRM support to develop community stadium

HALIFAX, NS December 10, 2019 – The following is a statement from Anthony LeBlanc, Founding Partner, Schooner Sports and Entertainment:

“Thank you Halifax Regional Municipal (HRM) Council for your financial commitment and support for a community stadium, and the sports, recreation, and entertainment opportunities it will bring to HRM residents and visitors. HRM Council support is a watershed moment in the development of a community stadium. We will continue to work with HRM staff and Council, the provincial government, and community members, to identify and secure a fitting location and bring this game changing community stadium to reality. We believe the region needs and deserves a community stadium.”

Our partners

HRM Community Stadium – Much more than just football

  • 24,000+ total capacity
  • Inflatable winter sports dome for year-round community participation
  • Local Sports and Entertainment Stakeholder are on board
  • 300+ days a year for community sport and recreation use
  • 10 CFL Home games (pre-season and regular season) per year plus playoffs (6,000 season ticket deposits already sold)
  • 1-2 major stadium concerts per year
  • A number of smaller, amphitheater style concerts, as well as the potential for multi day festival style concert events
  • Minimum of one Grey Cup every 10 years
  • Potential to host NHL outdoor games

Partnered for Play.

We have partnered with Sport Nova Scotia to further our goal to change the landscape of sport and active living in the region. We want to maximize community sport participation and help residents live a healthy, active lifestyle. We believe this multi-use sport and recreation facility in the HRM is a win-win for everybody.

There’s a growing need

We want to provide affordable access to first-class facilities for community youth organizations, schools and provincial sports organizations. We believe that affordable access to sport and recreational infrastructure plays a critical role in the development of individuals and generating positive social benefits in communities. A lack of affordable access to such facilities is the largest single barrier to realizing these benefits. We believe that our affordable access model for community sport and recreation organizations and schools will positively address this issue.

Unprecedented commitment to HRM youth and community initiatives

SSE will reward student achievement by donating hundreds of tickets to each home game for qualifying successful students.

A charitable foundation will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to support programs that support boys and girls across Nova Scotia to overcome the current barriers to fair and accessible sport and recreation opportunities.