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Cooke: Downtown Stadium Not Rocket Science

Posted July 27, 2010

In 2009, Terry Cooke, the former regional chair of Hamilton-Wentworth, wrote a column for the Spectator on the matter of a Pan Am stadium:

"The criteria for locating a new Hamilton stadium should rest on three principles: opportunities to spur redevelopment, access to public transit and the ability to generate pedestrian traffic for nearby businesses and cultural attractions.

"This isn't rocket science. We have two major commuter rail lines that bisect the city and a possible future east-west light rail transit system in the Main-King corridor. Our biggest brownfields are in the west harbour and our major cultural institutions and businesses are downtown. Just get a map and draw a circle around them."

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