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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