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  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Head Banger you seem to be in the know. Maybe this City needs someone with your Head Banging skills down there on Gower Street. Better yet, maybe you should run for Mayor, you could use your head as a gavel.

  • SoccerFan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Bill & Head Banger you guys have no idea what you are talking about and should probably refrain from commenting on things unless you are in the know, cause you're just making yourself look stupid. The construction of the new KGV facility was a highly professional, well planned, and successful venture. All precautions were taken. What happened in the fall of '08 was an absolute fluke. The field did not flood due to the lake overflowing (that issue was resolved prior to the construction of the venue by opening a valve at the far side of the lake) ... what happened was a fallen tree got wedged under the pedestrian bridge, creating a dam, sending the heavy rushing river sideways and directly on / through the field....the current did the damage.

  • Head
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Might have been an idea to have constructed this properly the first time rather then playing catch up at our expense. Poor planning and design is not an excuse which holds water, unlike the pitch. What a waste this venture was. None of what happened needed to and the people in the know knew that. Too bad those with the contracts looked at dollar signs then and not at practical solutions.

  • Bill
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    It appears the St. John's Soccer Association is missing something. A few years ago Quidi Vidi lake oveflowed its banks and spilled up into the graveyard disturbing some grave sites. It also oveflowed on the West end of the lake over Carnell Drive spilling into the east end of the field. From what I can see, nothing has been done to prevent water from entering the field from this area.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Head Banger you seem to be in the know. Maybe this City needs someone with your Head Banging skills down there on Gower Street. Better yet, maybe you should run for Mayor, you could use your head as a gavel.

  • SoccerFan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Bill & Head Banger you guys have no idea what you are talking about and should probably refrain from commenting on things unless you are in the know, cause you're just making yourself look stupid. The construction of the new KGV facility was a highly professional, well planned, and successful venture. All precautions were taken. What happened in the fall of '08 was an absolute fluke. The field did not flood due to the lake overflowing (that issue was resolved prior to the construction of the venue by opening a valve at the far side of the lake) ... what happened was a fallen tree got wedged under the pedestrian bridge, creating a dam, sending the heavy rushing river sideways and directly on / through the field....the current did the damage.

  • Head
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Might have been an idea to have constructed this properly the first time rather then playing catch up at our expense. Poor planning and design is not an excuse which holds water, unlike the pitch. What a waste this venture was. None of what happened needed to and the people in the know knew that. Too bad those with the contracts looked at dollar signs then and not at practical solutions.

  • Bill
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    It appears the St. John's Soccer Association is missing something. A few years ago Quidi Vidi lake oveflowed its banks and spilled up into the graveyard disturbing some grave sites. It also oveflowed on the West end of the lake over Carnell Drive spilling into the east end of the field. From what I can see, nothing has been done to prevent water from entering the field from this area.