If they build it, they will come; now they just have to come up with the cash to get the building part done. Lacrosse aficionados in Calgary have the land on which to build a proposed new box lacrosse facility and they have much of the money they need in place, but if they can’t find another half million dollars in the next six weeks, they’ll lose the chance to erect the new building, according to a story in the Calgary Sun. Calgary Winter Lacrosse, a group led by Brian Couronne, has been working for years to get a facility built that will give the city’s 6,000 indoor players a place to play that is available during the winter. The city came through with “a piece of land in Ogden that’s been vacant for 25 or 30 years,” Couronne says. “The city has been holding that land for us for the past two years and the time has come now for us to get things rolling, but the city requirement is to have 90% of the funding.” The group has come up with about $2 million between the provincial government and local fundraising efforts, but it’s not easy to raise money in the city that was hit so hard by flooding earlier in the year. They need to raise another $500,000 to make the project a go.Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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