Comment 43967

By red24 (registered) | Posted July 23, 2010 at 21:56:22

"The recent precedent is of course Burlington’s Sherwood Forest Park, which has existing use as a multi-sport facility (four baseball diamonds, five soccer pitches) and yet it was rejected by the NEC as a site for the city’s Pan Am soccer facility."

Just a factual clarification from a post above. The soccer facility at Sherwood Forest Park was not derailed by the NEC, but by Burlington City Council, under what I surmised to be mild pressure from neighbouring residents. I live very close to the site and was in the minority who favoured it.

It is correct, however, that the NEC forced the City to change its plans for its 2nd choice site, reducing the number of seats in the temporary stadium.

red24

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