Comment 49360

By slodrive (registered) | Posted October 13, 2010 at 11:25:05

@Robbie K and H+H

I think Bob Young's choice of words could've been better. (Scott Mitchell must be rubbing off on him). Bringing 25,000 to the relative proximity of downtown is a good thing no matter how you cut it. I think what Bob is saying is that the stadium needs to conveniently (as in, without major hassle) get fans into the stadium.

It has proximity to HSR and future LRT, it's not an enormous bike ride from downtown -- however, walking from anywhere east of Hess would be a task. But overall, that's not bad. And, having a Hamilton showcase piece/ attraction that's visible from the highway isn't a bad thing either.

I think that once some actual plans are drawn up, and it looks like there is some amount of stability with the process, private investment will come. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I also still believe people here have a very inflated perception of CFL revenue. Regardless, I'm a firm believer that it is important to this community. So, the intangible benefits are valuable. Not to be taken lightly. Obviously, as a fan and ticket buyer, I'm very biased. I still think that setting the table for a CFL team to be sustainable, albeit with a big upfront investment, can be beneficial to the city.

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