Comment 58862

By realitycheck (anonymous) | Posted January 31, 2011 at 11:33:07

A couple urban myths that need to be expose in order to discuss this fairly

1. Capping a brownfield by placing a stadium on top of it should not be considered acceptable remediation. The toxic land remains buried beneath the stadium. The issue of its toxicity is not resolved, rahter it is deferred for future generations to sort out. The former Rheem site and the neighbouring toxic hot spots need to be cleaned, not hidden.

2. An open-air football stadium is not an appropriate catalyst for economic development. It simply is not a draw for urban intensification. Suggestions to the contrary are disingenuous. The economic effect on the area surrounding the stadium would be practically identical regadless of its location.

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