News from ┬ęThe Canadian Press

Canadian Curling Association was frustrated with size of venue. The organization had hoped for 10,000-seat arena that would remain a curling facility after Olympics.

Vancouver Olympic Centre

Location: Near Queen Elizabeth Park and Nat Bailey Stadium

Sports: Curling

Seating capacity: 6,000

Cost: VANOC contributed $40 million; part of $87.85-million, multi-purpose community recreation centre

Estimated cost: $27 million

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