Comment 55004

By The Guv'nor (anonymous) | Posted January 07, 2011 at 11:35:48

Well, here's my letter I just sent:

Dear City Council;
I just wanted to email you and express my strong support for a smaller stadium in the West Harbour. Since Confed Park is dead, and Hostco has said no further deadline extensions, we cannot let the federal and provincial money slip through our fingers. A smaller, scalable stadium would a] remediate a toxic brownfield and spur the redevelopment of the West Harbour, b] be expandable for pro football, soccer and lacrosse and c] could be twinned with the Velodrome to create a world class sports hub. It would also host the more than 200 community events that currently use Ivor Wynne (where will they go once IW is torn down?)

We have no other options if we want to leverage this money. This is a once-in-a -ifetime opportunity. The Ticats are leaving regardless, and we cannot be left with an 80 year old stadium, no football club and no money to build a replacement Ian Troop has stated that the smaller stadium is ours if we want it. WE WANT IT!
Please, do what is right for us, the taxpayers, your constituents. A smaller stadium also means less of the Future Fund will be required, which means we can, in turn, use that money to further revitalize downtown.

I urge you to support the motion for a smaller scalable stadium at the West Harbour. Let's be progressive and do something special at the West Harbour. I'm in, are you?

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