Posted July 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Our City, Our Future campaign passed an important milestone this week. Well over 2,000 supporters have affirmed their support for a West Harbour Pan Am stadium.
Our campaign website is fully open and transparent, displaying all of the many hundreds of public statements that Hamiltonians have left. We encourage visitors to vote for their favourite statements, and you can see the results on our Top 50 Statements page.
The incredible outpouring of support for this campaign comes from every part of the city and all walks of life: new Canadians, commuters, business owners, professional associations, community leaders, long-time Ticat fans and potential fans alike.
Yesterday, the Future Fund Board of Governors voted against spending the Future Fund money on an East Mountain stadium; and the Province just signaled that it will honour Hamilton's choice of stadium location and that the "legacy" must serve the entire city rather than a single stakeholder.
In addition, a number of developers have expressed serious interest in a mixed-use project centered around a West Harbour stadium, and plans are coming together to create a viable partnership with the City.
Our City, Our Future calls on Council to listen to the public, the Future Fund governors, and the experts and choose the West Harbour as the best location to grow the city's economic base, build community, and clean up a longstanding industrial brownfield in the middle of a downtown community.
About Our City, Our Future
This campaign is sponsored by Raise the Hammer and has been organized entirely by volunteers who want to see a successful, progressive outcome to Hamilton's Pan Am bid.