A Back-up plan proposed to HostCo
All I have been asking, is that people discuss Ivor Wynne. To look at it as an option. To look beyond myths and padded numbers, beyond the east end, old, and residential neighborhood monikers.
What do we have to lose, by discussing this site? Perhaps it isn't the best option but everything I have learned in the past few months, leads me to believe that this could be the best location NOT on the table.
When I talk to people about Ivor Wynne, most have said 'ya, why hasn't it been an option?'
This entire proposal is not all my brain-child. The thoughts within this document are a mix of my own dreams for Balsam Avenue, and suggestions I have heard or read on forums like Raise the Hammer, the Tiger-Cats fan forum, and even discussions on various walls and fan pages on Facebook.
The people are talking about it. Why aren't the media and the politicians? What is it that they don't want you to know?
Below is a link to the proposal I sent to HostCo, which also includes the email messages I sent to HostCo, council, the Tiger-Cats, The Hamilton Spectator, The Toronto Sun, Raise the Hammer, CHCH News, and members of our federal and provincial government.
Will this encourage council to add this to the table on Tuesday, or will they now vote in favour of a 5,000-7,000 seat stadium, which HostCo now says is all they will support financially in the West Harbour.
Just tell me why not and provide me with some hard facts, and old and residential don't cut it. The Florida Marlins are building their new home in a residential neighbourhood. So would the West Harbour stadium be amongst a community of it's own.
Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago are old. There are ways to modernize and preserve history. There is also lot's of space for more parking, perhaps even a mulit-level parking garage, and other buildings around Ivor Wynne could compliment the history theme - aka Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool which was also built in 1930 for the same British Empire Games.
Here is the link: http://www.saveivorwynnestadium.com/hostco%20proposal.pdf
Save Ivor Wynne Rally
Two hours of your time, for 80 years of serving our community.
When: Saturday September 4th, 2010
Time: 11am to 1pm*?
Place: Scott Park Field across from Ivor Wynne Stadium
- The walk may go longer. Especially if we end up on Ottawa Street.
Itinerary: Chat a little bit at Scott Park field, wander about the perimeter of the stadium and surrounding grounds afterwards, and then walk around the broader neighborhood for as long as everyone wants to walk.
Bring your walking shoes, reading glasses, and an open mind. I'll have some documents to pass around and read as we wonder the east end streets.
More about the rally from this link: http://saveivorwynnestadium.com/blog/?p=129
As well, just a reminder for those of you that don't know, there is also a 'Save The Tiger-Cats' Rally that same day from 12pm to 10pm at Pier 8.
Find more info at this link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1320708631