Comment 57216

By Brandon (registered) | Posted January 20, 2011 at 13:13:07

You believed the 'Cats when they said they'd never play at IWS too.

What is cut and dry isn't the negotiating process, it's the fact that I don't want to see tax dollars going to fund Bob Young's bank account.

What isn't cut and dry is what the specific issues the 'Cats have with WH are. They've come out with a few items, but each of those items was worse in the locations that they chose as alternatives. I'm sure that the city would be willing to work with the 'Cats to try and make it more palatable if Bob would negotiate honestly instead of last minute gamesmanship.

Regardless of what everyone's personal feeling of the WH location, no one has been able to say why it has passed 7 council votes with the 'Cats being involved from the beginning if it is such a bad site. I agree that Bob would make more money if he could build Bob's World around it, but that shouldn't be the primary concern when significant tax dollars are involved. Sure, other cities have bent over double for their sports teams, but who gets left holding the bag when the team moves to a new arena? Somehow it's acceptable to privatize the profits and socialize the losses. Not in this world with the economy lurching around.

This is why we should build a scalable stadium and when Bob realizes his options aren't as open as he thought, he can come back.

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