Comment 54395

By whitehorse (registered) | Posted January 04, 2011 at 10:50:16

From Hamilton Spectator, Jan 04th/ 2011:

Looming deadline threatens Burlington stadium

[...But Meed Ward, who wrote about the stadium on her online newsletter over the weekend, suggests it’s a 50/50 proposition whether the city stays in the Pan Am stadium sweepstakes.

“I would say it is pretty close to the wire,” she said. Meed Ward said no one is clamouring for a stadium. Burlingtonians want council to finish its capital projects and keep taxes low.

“Let’s stick to our knitting is what I’ve heard since I moved here.”

Burlington Councillor Jack Dennison has stated previously the city already has too much on its plate.

“Our constituents agree our mouths are full and we have to stop chewing before we go and stick any more in our mouth,” he said.

Perhaps because of the community rumblings since the Aldershot stadium issue broke last week, the Tiger-Cats said Monday they could meet with Goldring prior to Thursday’s pivotal meeting.

Doug Rye, the Ticat’s executive vice-president, said proponents would try to offer more specifics and clarify some issues for the mayor at the meeting.

Rye rejected the suggestion the Aldershot pitch is just a ploy to get Hamilton council back to the bargaining table before the Feb. 1 deadline to settle a site.

“This isn’t some kind of power play to try and force people’s hands in Hamilton,” he said....]

Rye rejected the suggestion the Aldershot pitch is just a ploy to get Hamilton council back to the bargaining table before the Feb. 1 deadline to settle a site.

“This isn’t some kind of power play to try and force people’s hands in Hamilton,” he said....


  • Is that mean clearly that Burlington city had said: NO STADIUM for Tiger-Cats because: "“Our constituents agree our mouths are full and we have to stop chewing before we go and stick any more in our mouth,”???

  • Can Hamiltonians believe the Cat's just made a ploy to get Hamilton council back to the bargaining table as state above??? How many more tricks that the Cat's can throw at our city ???

    • Somebody must wake-up before it's too late!

I am so sick of these tricks!!!

Comment edited by whitehorse on 2011-01-04 10:56:21

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