The immediate prospects for the Saskatchewan Roughriders to get a new domed stadium in downtown Regina appear dead after the federal government didn't respond by the Saskatchewan government's self-imposed funding deadline of Monday. At the moment, there aren't any thoroughly developed alternative options on the table, and any plans that do get proposed are certain to be controversial; see Rob Vanstone's column from last week and the massive amount of reader feedback it generated (Vanstone posted eight responses from readers with positions all over the map on the Regina Leader-Post's Rider Rumblings blog) for proof of that. With opinion so widely divided and no clearly-defined solutions even up for discussion at the moment, any sort of stadium solution isn't going to be easy to achieve. However, despite all that, there are many more reasons to be optimistic about the stadium issues in Regina than there were about stadium problems in Hamilton and Winnipeg (both of which were eventuallyRead More »from No easy solutions in Regina, but plenty of hope remains
Andrew Bucholtz is a Canadian football blogger for Yahoo! Sports.