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Kingston Concerned About the LVEC
Currently known as the "KROCK Centre"
Formerly the "Kingston Regional Sports and Entertainment Centre" or KRSEC
Formerly the "Large Venue Entertainment Centre" or LVEC
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"When we build it, they will come"
This is one of several print ads in a $50,000 pro-LVEC media campaign by Kingston Accommodation Partners and others incluing KEDCO, the arm of City Council that's supposed to be selling Kingston to outsiders, not selling LVECs to City Councillors.
450 post-construction jobs!  That's more than Assurant (400), Alcan (373), Empire Financial (360), Dupont (173), Bombardier (150), Bosal (150), or Wal-Mart ( 150). See a list here.
That's ridiculous! Do the math:  $20 million per year divided by 307,000 expected yearly attendance equals $65.15 in "economic impact" per ticket sold.
The WatchKingstonGrow.com domain was registered by Kingston Accommodation Partners on April 11, 2006 for one year, expiring in April 2007. The proposed building would open in December 2007.
Weddings??
And you accomplish all this by building an arena whose sole purpose is to flow cash to established downtown land owners
None of these "Proud Supporters" have much, if anything, to say on their websites about the LVEC project. See KAP - KEDCO - KCA - KBHA - Chamber - Boys and Girls Club.
...rewarding whom?

The whole deceptive pro-LVEC ad campaign:

 

Last updated May 9, 2006