Statement by Bonnie Patterson
I support the stadium being built at the West Harbour 100%, plus it would be an excellent opportunity for Hamilton to finally have a light-rail transit system that would take people from the mountain to the downtown and continuing on to the harbour. What a great way to get people out of their vehicles and eliminate the need for huge parking lots which is so passé. What is the deal with parking anyway?! Shouldn’t people be making an effort to drive less? What planet are the people living on that want the stadium on the mountain with 1,000’s of parking spaces?
Hamilton seems to have been in a state of limbo for years and desperately needs to be revitalized The chance to make a truly positive change that is beneficial to all the residents of Hamilton has arrived at last.
Hamilton’s waterfront is the perfect location and I pass along my enthusiasm (Hooray!!for Hamilton)at this awesome development.
I’m disappointed that the Ti-cats have threatened to leave if they don’t get their way, much the way a 5 year old would do. I think they need a new owner, as Bob Young doesn’t have Hamilton’s best interest at heart. Although I live in Vancouver, Hamilton is my hometown and I’ve always been a Ti-cat fan, but I say if they want to take their football and leave, so be it!
I can’t wait to see the new stadium at West Harbour and hopefully light-rail transit (talked about in the 1970’s) when I come back to visit, which I do almost annually.
One last thing – GREAT DECISION! Mayor Eisenberger & Hamilton City Council.