Comment 47227

By Woggs (anonymous) | Posted September 04, 2010 at 23:20:39

One man's opinion from both sides of the fence:

- This entire debate alienates the suburbs. The Future Fund's objection to supporting a stadium outside the core contradicts its mission to build community. When the city discusses sharing revenues from Flamborough Slots, we're supposed to accept spreading the wealth to the entire city, but when it comes to Hamilton's legacy cash cow, the FF, spending outside downtown is verboten.
- most people get to sporting events by car, and it's a pain whether the stadium has on site parking or not. If the stadium is in a built up area, private lots will be constructed to meet the demand. If it's built in a more remote area, you may be forced to pay the stadium on-site rate. Even if parking is lacking now at WH, I suspect small private lots would pop up to meet demand
- The argument that a WH stadium will spur urban renewal seems rebuffed by the low income housing surrounding Ivor Wynne

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