Statement by Paul Williamson
I believe any plans for a new stadium in Hamilton must fit into the long term plans to revitalize the water front and downtown. If the new stadium does not advance these two key objectives than Hamilton should pass on the stadium and let some other city host the track and field events. Many cities have been successful placing large stadiums in the close vicinity of their downtown, why not Hamilton.
The City of Hamilton does not have the resources to be building a stadium in the suburbs for the Tiger Cats. The stadium funds being allocated are for the revitalization of the waterfront and downtown, not the east mountain. Fred needs to step-up and make this point perfectly clear to Bob Young and the Tiger Cats.