By Graham Crawford
Published June 08, 2012
So, Bob Young and Scott Mitchell are both deeply disappointed, not to mention surprised and miffed that McMaster University has just told them that they will not be allowed to play any of their games at the Ron Joyce Stadium during the 2013 season while Ivor Wynne Stadium is torn down and re-built.
Here are some excerpts as they appear on the Spectator website in a story by Steve Milton:
- "We'd been meeting for six months and had got down to a lot of the finer details," said a clearly miffed Scott Mitchell, the Ticats president. "And we'd had no negative feedback at all."
- "I guess we're very disappointed in the way the news was delivered. It had all been positive and then to be given the final decision in a call, without any discussion beforehand," Mitchell said. "And they had been planning to issue a press release right away."
- "I find it ironic that it was MRX (a holding company that plans the Vanier Cup and also owns the Ticats) paired the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup together and Mac seemed to be having a pretty great time at that," Mitchell said.
- "What do we do now? Anyone got a good stadium for us? We're awfully disappointed, as you can expect It certainly goes against our interests and our ability to serve our fan base and our market here.” - Bob Young
- "Unfortunately, yes, I've dealt enough with universities to know that universities are political places.They have multiple stakeholders, you only need a couple of those different stakeholders to voice an objection and it becomes very hard to move forward. We're very disappointed. We've been talking to them for six months about hosting games. It would have been helpful if we'd known six months ago.” - Bob Young
- "It does throw everything up the in the air that a different decision from Mac would not have." - Bob Young
Don't you just hate it when someone you were counting on lets you down? I know I do.