From a business perspective, it doesn't make sense to open one in Vancouver. The land costs more, you'll be in direct competition with VRC, and you'll have less competitive advantage. Yes, I believe there will be interest, but is there enough interest to support the facilities? First of all, you'll need 200 people just for covering the rent of the place. Unless a whole bunch of people from VRC swiches over, I don't think there will be a lot of people willing to shell out $500. Existing VRC members would probably like to play with their friends at VRC, so unless they join the new club, I don't see many VRC members switching over. Also, don't forget about the relationships that some VRC members have with the coaches there, which means they will be less inclined to switch over. As for attacting non-VRC members, let's look at some stats. How long is the waiting list at VRC? It's around 20 people I think. So that gives you an idea about the demand for a VRC-type facility. Yes, Richmond has a good customer base and the facility will be very attractive to the residents there, but are enough people? How many people actually have $500 and also the time to play more than 3 times a week to get their money's worth? $100,000 is just for the yearly rental, but there are other costs like the preparation of the facilities (painting, renovation, etc), admin and maintenance costs (ongoing), and the purchasing of tournament mats (I think it's like a few grand for each, so say $3000 * 8 courts = $24,000). If VRC/ClearOne decides to lower their prices, or that the owner of the land decides to jack up the rent, how will the new facility still be economically feasible? Oh...I'm not trying to shoot it down WWC, I would love to see another badminton place opening up. Just trying to analyze the facts.