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By Robbie K (anonymous) | Posted October 11, 2010 at 23:09:37

@H+H, I agree that one visitor, one time from out of town will not have a great impact. And that for a single visit an Art Gallery and the like would server much better. However if we agree that Hamilton really is a great city, that it really does get a bad rap in the media, and that we have a lot of offer, then really the only way to change that is to get people to actually come here. Sporting events are something that I think more easily accomplishs this. Perhaps a stadium "close to downtown" that is "easier" to get to for out of towners might just help to change that. Give them a few years, a few dozen trips, and the city may just grow on them.

Lets face it, A trip to IW down Barton does not exactly paint a glowing picture of Hamilton to someone out of town.

Don't get me wrong, I think that because our city is footing a large portion of the Bill, we should have all the day. But if you view the stadium as a catalyst for city growth (which really only comes from outside money) then we best work on getting those outside dollars.

Of course, West Harbour accomplish's this just as well if not better then this new site. Brings them just enough into downtown, and with a little spit and shine in the area would really show off some of Hamilton.

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