Statement by Carolyn Jones
There are so many words I want to say to express my anger and pain. The thought of losing the Hamilton Ticats, a team I have been waiting 35 years to take my son to enjoy the experiences ive had all my life. This very well could be a dream that will not be seen. The city intending on putting a new stadium in the West Habour site is a great mistake. The Hamilton Bulldogs can not even fill half of the lower level for a AHL game and yet we continue to keep them in Hamilton. The tiger cats have been saved from bankruptcy from Bob Young and all Hamiltons council members are just shrugging off what he says and people saying he is blackmailing the city.
I dont recall Our Mayor telling us what this stadium will cost him...we know its nothing!!! Yet, WE the taxpayers and TICAT fans are just supposed to sit back and let this happen. If this city loses the Ticats it will be all the Mayors fault, and if Hostco cant see that without the anchor tenant of our football club, after 2015 when the pan am games are over, this stadium will just have been all OUR hardworking money down the toilet.
The best thing for you guys to do is to take all the GAMES and keep them in Toronto. You dont hear them complaining and they have enough stadiums. Acc, Rogers Centre. Molson Amp... I am sure you can work it all out with them for you games and leave our TICATS alone!!!!!