Posted July 20, 2010
From the MSU:
The McMaster Students Union supports the construction of the proposed new Hamilton stadium in the original West Harbour location, rather than the East Mountain location that has recently been considered.
The MSU believes that the proposed East Mountain site is counter-productive from an environmental, social and economic point of view. This site would only work to further encourage urban sprawl in a city that desperately needs to revitalize its core and would promote the continued use of cars, rather than a transit revamp that is required downtown. Building the stadium will result in a stronger community, one that is united in a cohesive core, rather than spread even further across the region. Furthermore, the proposed site is very inaccessible to McMaster students who live on campus or around campus and who are interested in watching the Pan Am games or the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Therefore the MSU believes that the West Harbour site is in the best interest of the McMaster Community