THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG — A lawsuit has been launched against a subcontractor that supplied steel for the new Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ stadium.
Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, which built Investors Group Field, is suing Quebec-based Structal Heavy Steel for special and general damages.
The company says in a statement of claim filed in Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench that Structal caused construction delays, which led to the stadium not being opened in time for the 2012 CFL season.
The delay forced the team to spend one more season at its old home, Canad Inns Stadium.
The lawsuit also alleges the delays led to other extra costs, including fixing water-damaged portions of the facility that had already been constructed.
The allegations have not been proven in court and no statement of defence has been filed. (Winnipeg Free Press)