Comment 46440

By arienc (registered) | Posted August 27, 2010 at 13:13:04

As I posted to another's what we know:

  1. Bob Young is blind to the potential of the WH and refuses to budge on it. He is content to stay away from negotiations as long as there apears to be a chance that some city might give him the deal he wants.

  2. We know that Hostco needs

    • a public transit component (such as GO train access), and
    • a business plan that includes a major tenant after the Games end.
  3. If the City cannot fulfil both A and B, - by remaining steadfast on West Harbour, or even compromising on a Longwood site or some other site that has little wow factor to bring the Cats back to the table, Hamilton will only receive enough federal/provincial funding for a 5 to 7 thousand seat stadium.

  4. No stadium capable of replacing Ivor Wynne means the end of the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.

  5. Losing the Tiger-Cats guarantees the end of the political career of most members of City Council, including Fred Eisenberger. Say hello Mayor DiIanni, and goodbye downtown revitalization.

  6. If Hamilton does stay the course, Hamilton would get the preliminary games and Parapan games that were originally slated to go to Burlington, and nothing more. We'd still have Hostco looking for a venue for the bigger games and the Ti-Cats looking for a new home.

  7. If Hamilton were to re-open East Mountain, the Cats might be onside, but Hostco would not. East Mountain is dead.

  8. Which leaves Confederation Park as the only site if Hamilton wants to bring the Ti-Cats back to the table and fulfil Hostco's requirements for funding.

Comment edited by arienc on 2010-08-27 12:19:08

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