Cricket stadium partners wanted to bring sports and entertainment district to Brampton
Published May 9, 2023 at 10:17 am
The City is one step closer to bringing a new cricket stadium and sports and entertainment district to Brampton.
Formerly known as the CAA Lands, the 45-hectare City Lands site at Kennedy Rd. South and Highways 410 and 407 is earmarked for redevelopment under the City’s 2040 Vision plan.
The site is currently home to the CAA Centre, but the City has plans to transform the area into a sports, entertainment and retail hub centred around a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose cricket facility.
The City is now accepting expressions of interest to develop the site “into a new urban core with major transit-oriented opportunities for high-density residential, business, leisure, and tourism.”
Developers and interested parties can now make a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) to the City for the City Lands Project, and Mayor Patrick Brown said the step marks “a major milestone” towards bringing the project to life.
The City has previously heard proposals from Cosmos Sports & Entertainment to build a 20,000-seat, $100 million multi-use cricket stadium as the centrepiece of the site. The group’s proposal included a public-private partnership for the facility, and Cosmos said the deal would be a “net positive for the taxpayers,” with the developers covering the bill.
Cosmos stadium proposal at the time was for a public-private partnership that would have seen a “net positive for the taxpayers,” with the developers covering the bill and saying it would take between 18 and 24 months to build the proposed 20,000-seat facility.
The project had the backing of Cricket Canada as the possible home to the Canadian National Cricket Program, but that proposal was shot down in favour of sending a city report on the stadium back to staff for more information on how the project could impact the development of the entire site.
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