The Spectator reports that Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young has rejected the West Harbour stadium location and wants the city to take a 90 day moratorium on developing the stadium to consider other options.
Young claims the Ticats will lose up to $7 million a year at the West Harbour location.
Young proposed three alternate locations:
In reasoning that won't be surprising to anyone who saw the Ticats' recent push-poll, Young prefers the first option on the basis of its easy motoring access and highway visibility. As the article reports:
Young said the west harbour site is effectively landlocked.
It's bordered by a residential neighbourhood that lacks sufficient roads to move fans in and out of football games and hemmed in by water, rail yards and the cliff at the High Level Bridge.
It also lacks visibility to make sponsorship feasible for the team and the city, he said.
How on earth do the poor, unfortunate owners of all the successful "landlocked" stadiums in vibrant downtown locations across North America survive such awful conditions?
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