By RTH Staff
Published July 29, 2010
In a press conference at 2:15 PM today, the Ticats announced that they are recommending diverting $7 million of the Future Fund from an East Mountain stadium to build a permanent amphitheatre on the West Harbour, with an additional contribution of $1.5 million from the Ticats and their corporate partners.
The amphitheatre would be home to 20-25 concerts a year, in partnership with Live Nation, and the Ticats would contribute up to $100,000 annually to maintain the park.
At the same time, the Ticats will build a soccer academy at the East Mountain to go along with the stadium and have applied for an NASL professional soccer team licence as well.
This comes just as the Pan Am Games organizers announce that they are now looking for a Toronto location to host the track and field events.
Ian Troop, the CEO of Pan Am HostCo, has announced that the soccer games will go to Hamilton instead.
The main issue seems to be that Athletics Canada were afraid the track would be ripped up to accommodate football games.
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