Motion aimed at killing Halifax stadium proposal deferred for two weeks

The design for the proposed CFL stadium in Shannon Park is seen. (Schooners Sports and Entertainment)

City councillors in Halifax have deferred for two weeks a motion that would kill a planned review of a $110-million stadium proposal by a group hoping to land a CFL franchise for the Nova Scotia capital.

Coun. Sam Austin says he's ready to vote now on the proposal, adding he's not comfortable with the options presented by the group and would vote against supporting the stadium project.

Austin says it would make sense to check the pulse of council before the proposal goes to a months-long staff review.

But Halifax Regional Council is made up of 16 councillors and Mayor Mike Savage, and Austin would need 11 members to vote for his motion before it could be debated.

Austin asked that his motion be removed from today's agenda until the Oct. 22 meeting because of the absence of one council member due to a family emergency.

The ownership group, Schooners Sports and Entertainment, hopes to build a 24,000-seat stadium in Shannon Park in Dartmouth.