Comment 46915

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted August 31, 2010 at 18:05:58

The Ti-cats have a solid blue coller support base. Try to change that overnight in a new stadium and we will all be fucked (WH or EM !!).

When you ignore class in social issues, you usually miss the point. When you ignore it in economic ones you simply fail entirely. People use a lot of euphemisms to get around this, but at the end of the day, it's all about class.

Football is not a high-class form of entertainment. You can put the stadium beside Westdale, but at the end of the day all that'll mean is the working-class support base from the north end will have to trek further to get there (if they still decide to come). For these reasons, the West Harbour, Ivor Wynn make the most sense. Not that parts of the East Mountain aren't very working-class, but this isn't a terribly accessible location for anyone who doesn't drive. If it were at Fennel and Upper Sherman, I might feel differently.

Likewise, we shouldn't expect any magical booms in real-estate prices from hordes of millionaires who want to live next to a Ti-Cats stadium. If Westdaliens think Mac is bad with 20-25 000 students total (and associated housing, establishments etc), imagine that number of football fans being let out onto the streets at once.

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