Options Evaluation - Thunderbird Stadium

An evaluation framework, based on the six guiding principles of the strategy, was developed to evaluate the relative performance of each facility option. This evaluation, combined with public and stakeholder input during October 2016, led to the current short list of options.

Thunderbird Stadium Options Evaluation 

As shown in the table at right, based on the technical evaluation: 

  • Options 2 and 5 perform best on ability to meet program needs, community fit, traffic and circulation 
  • Option 1b performs well on retention of heritage and program needs, but as shown in the financial analysis, performs weak on potential to cover stadium costs through land use and housing revenue opportunities 
  • Options 3 and 4 perform weakest on community fit (noise, traffic and vibration) and Option 4, while performing well on a number of accounts, performs poor on community fit and the potential to cover stadium costs through land use and housing revenue opportunities