It didn't take long, for sure, from the time Lemieux started threatening in November up to now. Just goes to show you what a desperate politician can accomplish if he's forced to.
Well, I fully expect FC to get their bid, and it's still unlikely that Swann will win the election, but the main goal always was to get the arena.
Even if Swann loses, they should name an alley around the new arena after him. If not for him, this whole thing may have turned out much differently.
I don't want to be overconfident about the eventual outcome, but it does look very very promising.