Text of Bob Young's letter to Mayor Eisenberger regarding a possible Pan Am stadium in the Aberdeen-Longwood area.
By RTH Staff
Published August 30, 2010
This is the text of Ticat owner Bob Young's letter to Mayor Fred Eisenberger today regarding a possible Pan Am stadium in the Aberdeen-Longwood area.
August 30, 2010
Mayor Fred Eisenberger,
Subject: Pan Am Stadium
Dear Mayor Eisenberger,
I understand City Council is conferring Tuesday, August 31 to consider (among other topics) a proposal to site the Pan Am Stadium at the Aberdeen/Longwood Road precinct.
While we have not conducted comprehensive due diligence at the "Longwood" site, it does present the essential sports stadium requirements of: highway exposure, access and egress for stadium visitors, public transit, and being situated in a commercial/industrial area conducive to hosting as many large audience events as possible without disruption to a neighbouring residential community.
Our goal for the new stadium will be to create the "sustainable legacy" facility, as required by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, to promote the City of Hamilton across Canada and around the world long after the conclusion of the Pan Am Games. The stadium should bring as many events as possible to Hamilton.
These will include the Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Football team, a new franchise in the North American Soccer League, a high performance soccer academy, as well as a number of other event opportunities.
Through this letter, I want to assure you and members of Council, should it be the will of Council, the Hamilton Tiger-Cat organization will engage constructively and urgently with the City to conclude a definitive Pan Am Stadium agreement in a timely manner.
Owner, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club