Comment 54924

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted January 06, 2011 at 23:44:55

The City of Hamilton has earned the right to benefit from the Pan Am Games. The City of Hamilton (not Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton or Markham) spent the better part of a decade making two Commonwealth Games bids and helped to set the table for a winning Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games bid in November, 2009. It is important to remember that the Caribbean Pan-Am nations, most of which are also Commonwealth nations, held the swing votes that carried the Toronto bid to victory.

With a 6,000 seat scalable Pan Am soccer stadium and a permanent velodrome at the west harbour, Hamilton could position itself as a soccer hub for southwestern Ontario and an indoor cycling hub for eastern Canada and the northeast United States. It would be an absolute disgrace if Mayor Bratina and Hamilton city council turn their backs on these opportunities on January 12, 2011 and lay down to allow a Pan Am stadium in Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton or Markham.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-01-06 23:58:18

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