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Mayor's Response to Bob Young's Letter on Aberdeen-Longwood Stadium

By RTH Staff
Published August 30, 2010

Here is the text of Mayor Fred Eisenberger's response to Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young, who wrote a letter today expressing interest in an Aberdeen-Longwood location for a Pan Am stadium.

Mr. Bob Young
Owner, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
1 Jarvis Street
Hamilton, ON L8R 3J2

Dear Mr. Young:

I would like to thank you for your letter dated today re-iterating your commitment to partner with us in creating a sustainable legacy in the form of a new stadium to be built in the City of Hamilton.

I also wish to thank you for expressing, once again, your commitment to work with us in a constructive and urgent manner to reach an agreement on the Pan Am stadium site.

Bob, while the site of the future Pan Am stadium has been in doubt, our mutual commitment to Hamilton and this fantastic project has never been in doubt.

Re-iterating at this critical juncture your commitment to the Pan Am stadium and the important legacy it presents to our city is most welcome and timely. It is a statesman-like gesture that is most appreciated.

Thank you once again for this timely message. I look forward to working with you toward the conclusion of an agreement that is beneficial to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the people of Hamilton.

Yours truly,

Fred Eisenberger
Mayor

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By Dennis_F (anonymous) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 17:13:13

Looks to me as though the mayor is now open to the idea of not having the stadium at West Harbour — finally. Very interesting.

http://secondthots.blogspot.com/

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By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 18:28:36

Kudos to the Mayor for this letter and I assume it is genuinely genuine. Thumbs up!

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By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 18:39:13

Thanks Ryan. Appreciate that.

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By adrian (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 19:23:15

Looks to me as though the mayor is now open to the idea of not having the stadium at West Harbour — finally. Very interesting.

I note that he does not, at any point, indicate any support for the MIP site or any lack of support for the WH.

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By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 19:37:01

True adrian, he is being non-committal but I can understand that, he at least appears open to some negotiations that could include differing scenarios, and that is all good I say. He probably also needs to get a better read from council as well. Fair enough.

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By Jason (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 20:42:09

Overall this is good news. Let's be honest. Nobody wants to lose the Cats or a chance for a new stadium I just hope council continues to look out for the interest of taxpayers, while providing a great opportunity for the Cats.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted August 31, 2010 at 08:08:29

Jason said:

"Overall this is good news. Let's be honest. Nobody wants to lose the Cats or a chance for a new stadium I just hope council continues to look out for the interest of taxpayers, while providing a great opportunity for the Cats. "

I'd have to disagree, I'm prepared to let go of the Cats if we can't strike a reasonable deal.

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