Bob Young up next on Primetime Sports

Just a FYI

I'll post a summary after the interview

The TO situation is up in the air. But he said that the drama is part of the appeal of the CFL :lol:

Says that the TO situation must be resolved sooner rather than later. There might be a "temporary solution" (his words) until the world financial crisis resolves itself and they can find a rich guy willing to own a CFL franchise.

Says the value of the league is up due to it being run well. The economics need to work to have a stable league and he has considered making the Cats community owned. Community owned might mean thousands of shareholders or selling to a group of city leaders. But back-to-back 3-15 seasons killed that idea for the time being.

Re: Argos to BMO. It is going from a bad place to a good place. He likes the Skydome, but it isn't a very good football stadium. It is easier to sell tickets in a better facility.

Re: a joint stadium. A big part of the existence is the rivalry, and a stadium share would be hard. But now thanks to the Pan-Ams, that possibility is put to rest.

The quality of governance is improving in Hamilton. And that is what has made the new stadium a reality. He called the new stadium a community project. I think he meant community in the sense that it wasn't a top-down decision making process, but a lot of movers and shakers in Hamilton all found themselves on the same page.

The Cats could be in the stadium before the Pan-Am games. The Pan-Am people want them in before the games to put the new stadium through its paces. He mentioned retractable stands. So the stadium will be a track stadium.

There is no location chosen. They want to choose the "most economic location" He doesn't care about the location, as long as it is in Hamilton. But as a Hamiltonian and businessman, he wants it to be in the best location for the betterment of Hamilton with respect to future development.

I like Bob Young, he was in the studio for the interview.

You'll be able to find the interview at tomorrow.

Nothing about why Larry Tanenbaum was at the CFL awards ceremony?