Comment 47190

By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted September 04, 2010 at 07:41:34

I can appreciate a lot of points here. If the PanAm Stadium is for the PanAm Games only, I don't have a problem with that. That should have been clearly stated in the first place by the province. In that case, there wouldn't have been this confusion as to if it was also mean't to be a stadium to be rented out to the TigerCats or other professional team.

And at this point, I don't have a problem with the prov and feds funding a smaller stadium at the WH with the clear intention it is just for soccer for the PanAms. Not at all. The TigerCats can make their own arrangements wherever for a stadium and perhaps in some way, that could be advantageous for everyone.

I don't buy that Hamilton doesn't need a 6 or 7 thousand seater at the WH because McMaster has one this size. It could still be used in many ways by the community and provide a legacy in that respect and to the soccer community. I'm on board with this.

Yes cityfan, parklands are important no question and agree that we should try and preserve these. Stadiums should go in brownfields or old industrial sites whenever possible IMHO or in an area that was marked for building construction anyways. Nice to see that they have honoured Mark Graham, very nice!

Comment edited by HamiltonFan on 2010-09-04 06:46:36

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