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Halifax council will consider a new report on a proposed 24,000 seat stadium

Halifax council is set to consider a new report on a proposed 24,000 seat stadium.

Maritime Football Limited Partnership is in the final stages of securing a conditional CFL expansion franchise.

The group has proposed the 38 acre Shannon Park on the east side of Halifax harbour, which was formerly used by the Department of Defence for housing, as the location for the multi-purpose stadium.

An urban planning expert says the discussion is bound to be polarizing for the community, with costly stadium projects often generating vigorous public debate.

The estimated price tag is $190 million.