Comment 54563

By Hipgnosis (anonymous) | Posted January 05, 2011 at 09:07:55

Is anyone shocked that our mayor seems to have such a cavalier approach to this whole thing? He was quoted as saying that he didn't want to be the mayor who lost Hamilton a 30,000 seat stadium for a 6,000 seat one. The decision is not about him, it is a decision that ultimately will be made by committee.

Bratina has his head so far stuck up his own bottom that he will never see daylight. It is unfortunate that the people of this city had such a knee jerk reaction at election time.

From what I understand the $20 million that would be required to renovate wouldn't even take into consideration the upgrades that are required to facilities such as the bathrooms. That money is just to do the basic replairs to bring it up to code. Ivor Wynne is at the end of it's lifecycle unless we are willing to spend upwards of $90 Million to give it a complete overhaul. I don't see anyone being able to stomach that.

At this point I honestly believe we should lay our cards on the table and tell the Ti-Cats that they can be with us to create something that is remarkable on the West Harbour or that we will go it alone and create a wonderful community stadium that can be used for highschool, semi-pro and possibly a professional sports club in the future. That means that we may lose the Cats but really what are we losing? They do not define our city or who we are. If they were anything other than a football club this would be a no brainer.

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