Comment 58524

By RightSaidFred (registered) | Posted January 28, 2011 at 08:34:36

I am a former season ticket holder but got out years ago as I had a job that took me away from Hamilton too frequently. I now have a 5 year old son and a baby boy and a job that allows me to be home every night. Throughout the years my love for the Cats has never wavered and this time last year I was contemplating getting back into season tickets as a way to spend an afternoon of quality time with my son/family as CFL tickets were still reasonably priced. Now I find myself caught between a rock and a hard place. Regardless of where I wanted a stadium to go, this owner and his mouthpiece have made it 'morally' impossible for me to ever put one penny of my hard earn money into his pocket. This is something I believe Council and this mayor of ours have overlooked because I do not believe that I am alone. On one hand, I am glad we will get a shiny new revamped stadium that I and those two son's of mine will be paying for such a long time, but I fear I won't see much of it from the inside as it turns my stomach to think of how this organization held this city hostage with its threats and intimidation throughout this process. And just to nail home the point, even as recent as yesterday, Mitchell is saying the team is going to Ottawa if this deal doesn't get done! Unbelieveable; the gall of this man to continue with the threats as our council is deciding to spend millions on givinig his boss a free stadium. So, this summer I will take my 5 year old down to ole Ivor Wynne, seek out a scalper, buy 2 tickets and attempt to keep my son from noticing that I'm partaking in an illegal act. We will enter the stadium and take our seats. I will pull out the bottle of Coke and bag of peanuts that I plan to sneak into the stadium and we will watch our beloved Tiger-Cats and more importantly I will say good-bye to the old ballyard and pray my son doesn't ask me for a stuffed Tiger-Cat toy because it will be a cold day in hell when The Caretaker ever gets a nickel of my money.

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