By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The nearly completed 40,000-seat stadium project has been the focus of a high-profile dispute between the mayor and Farglory Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung ever since the former took office in December 2014. Last year, the city decided work on the Taipei Dome had to be halted due to safety considerations.
During a question-and-answer session at the Taipei City Council, Ko was asked how he was planning to deal with the project. The stalemate has been partly blamed for falling opinion poll ratings for the outspoken independent mayor.
For the first time, Ko said that the city was “resolving the issue in the direction of a termination of the contract,” reports said. As to whether the stadium should be torn down and rebuilt, or just torn down to make way for something else, Ko said every possibility was there, if the law was respected. [FULL STORY]