Comment 46669

By renegauthier (registered) - website | Posted August 30, 2010 at 12:36:17

I think the underscore guy made some good arguments. Building a stadium is not as easy as it looks. Yes, location is a good factor. Now you have to look at what's around it and how you can get people there.

Transit is part of the equation, but let's not forget the people who come from areas such as Brant County, Brantford, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Southern Niagara, London and Guelph. They have no transit to get here so we need parking.

And these people do not want to be troubled with looking for a spot and they want to be able to walk there within a reasonable distance. They really shouldn't have to walk any further than the distance between the farthest transit terminal and the stadium. Let's not punish them for having to drive.

This is the one thing that drives out-of-towners crazy. Having to park in front yards for $10-20 is not to their liking, especially when they have a tough time having to leave the lawn because of other cars in the way.

The Longwood/Aberdeen location has what it takes to not just be a great stadium, but the opportunity is there for the Whitestar model to take shape, but with taller buildings so MIP meets its aims and we get a stadium. Win-win.

I'm not anti-WH and I'm anti-EM. I'm pro-bono.

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