Comment 42899

By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted July 07, 2010 at 14:19:05

Some valid points for sure Hammer.

  1. I think an Ampitheatre type venue on the waterfront could solve the concert issue
  2. Would not a revitalized stadium/removing Scott Park and cleaning up that area, increase the value of the homes and turn this area around?
  3. I don't have the proposed LRT map handy (if there is one), but is King not the route it would ride on? Even if it's Main (as Jason's article mentions), it's only another block away from IWS. (Great web site by the way re: HLR. Just couldn't find a proposed/detailed map)
  4. I know naming rights help bring in some major funding, but I am not a fan of some big corporation naming our stadium. Plaster there logos all over the interior, but leave the exterior alone. What are the alternatives. I'd like to own a piece of IWS. Even it's only $100 or $1,000 worth. How would the CFL community feel about owning a piece of their league?

You could be right on all points here Hammer. I tend to be a bit of a dreamer. I just love history, including our Cats and IWS. If the city and team are going to abandon it (which obviously they are), I'd like a good write up about why it can't remain where it stands or on adjacent grounds, and some thoughts on bringing as much of that IWS feel to the new stadium as we can.

They can omit the track design or put rectractable seats around it to keep us close to the field for football, and I'll be more sold on some of these possible locations, even if I don't like them. At least I'll like the 'game day' experience.

Comment edited by lawrence on 2010-07-07 13:33:29

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