Nova Scotia

Council delays stadium study vote

Halifax regional council has yet to decide whether to spend $275,000 on another study about a new stadium.

Halifax regional council has yet to decide whether to spend $275,000 on another study about a new stadium.

Councillors began to discuss the issue on Tuesday, but Mayor Peter Kelly paused the debate late in the afternoon.

Kelly said there could be a vote next week.

"There is a motion on the floor so that the motion would continue in debate and council would come to some sort of conclusion. That is the expected approach," he said.

A stadium is key to Halifax's bid to become one of the host cities for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The municipality has already spent $100,000 on one study that said Halifax could use a multi-use stadium with 10,000 permanent seats.

Municipal staff recommended further study to look at a possible site, design and costs.

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