Comment 45763

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted August 16, 2010 at 07:32:15

I agree that Bob Young cannot be blamed for wanting to turn a profit. I just think that he's wrong about an urban stadium being able to work.

Take, for example, Molson Stadium in Montreal: downtown, near, hemmed in by Mount Royal and and park land. And yet the Alouettes pack them in there after years of playing to a 2/3rds empty Olympic Stadium.

I'm sure that Mr. Young is correct in thinking - not saying; he's never come out and said this - that it seems easier to make a profit with a lock on parking and food revenues at a remote location.

Montrealers can figure out how to park downtown or take transit and walk a little bit. Can't we?

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-08-16 06:33:27

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