Comment 55285

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted January 09, 2011 at 15:56:14

There are three major obstacles that would make a joint McMaster/Ticat stadium next to impossible:

  1. It would be very difficult to expand the stadium to the size needed by the Tiger-Cats because, back when Ron Joyce Stadium was being planned, the neighbourhoods adjacent to the east of McMaster University secured a commitment from McMaster that all football stands built in Ron Joyce Stadium must face west so that most of the stadium noise also flows west;

  2. The Tiger-Cats want complete control of all parking revenues for an NFL sized parking lot. McMaster University needs its parking spaces for its own students, faculty and visitors and there is no incentive for McMaster give up its parking revenues;

  3. The McMaster stadium is in heavy use by university football, soccer and rugby intra mural and inter mural teams. It is okay to have Tiger-Cat training camps at McMaster in late May and early June when the students are gone but the requirements of Tiger-Cat professional football could not be accommodated at McMaster on a year round basis.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-01-09 15:59:12

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