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Rally to Support a Community Stadium & Velodrome on Hamilton's West Harbour

  • Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W. (Google Maps)

As recently clarified by Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto 2015, the City of Hamilton does not need the Ti-Cats as a legacy tenant to secure funding for a stadium. We can build a 5,000-6,500 community stadium (expandable to 15,000 temporary seats for the PanAm Games)with a legacy use for amateur community sport events and possibly a minor league soccer franchise.

We already have the land assembled in the West Harbour, the studies are complete, and the site has been confirmed by council 7 times.

The stadium can be scaleable to support a possible later decision by the Ti-Cats to play there.

Even better is that the savings of constructing a smaller stadium can be put towards building a permanent Velodrome/community athletics centre that will attract elite cycling athletes and elite cycling events to our city.

All we need to make this happen is for a councillor to put forward a motion in the next council meeting on Wednesday, January 12th (7pm start) that Hamilton submit a bid for a community stadium, and for council to pass this motion.

Let's rally at City Hall ahead of the Council Meeting at 6.30pm and make our wishes known to council, and then attend the meeting at 7pm!

Posted by Zephyr

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By dmont (anonymous) | Posted January 08, 2011 at 11:39:42

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:17:11

If there is anything that I have learned form this process, is that there are no bad ideas and anything can happen. I will be downtown tonight and may attend simply to listen to what these folks have to say.

I was told to give up and get a life with regards to my Save Ivor Wynne plea countless times. I even doubted that this kind of proposal would ever come to fruition myself, but I now know that anything can truly happen.

There is no harm in letting your voices be heard. You never know who is listening.

Just becuase you don't agree with someone's view points, doesn't mean it's a bad idea.

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By done_deal (anonymous) | Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:21:07

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By done_deal (anonymous) | Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:37:18

My apologies for the spellinig of "velOdrome"

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By Copernicus (anonymous) | Posted January 12, 2011 at 11:53:54

I am bringing membership forms to the Flat Earth Society. I know those coming to support this initiative are naturals for my club.

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By Another Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted January 12, 2011 at 16:28:44

You've got to be kidding me!!!!!

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