For a club that's been struggling in the financial and fan support departments over the last few years, that's not good news. A two-month delay means the Bulls will have to rent out Giant's Stadium for an additional eight or nine weeks at a cost of $100,000 per match.
"It's a challenging site," De Grandpre said, adding that any more unforeseen problems could scale back the opening until 2009. "Based on the current time line, until we're 100% that it can't open in '08, it could happen," he said. "Anything could pop up this winter if it's a terrible winter. There are too many variables that we can't control. But according to what we have been informed with, a late third quarter opening is possible." Construction is supposed to begin next week or the first week of June.