Now a new site is recommended........rail yards at Longwood unstead of the McMaster property and a new deadline
New stadium site considered
City staff are recommending the CP rail yards at Longwood and Aberdeen as the new site of the Pan Am stadium - not the Innovation Park lands previously pegged as the future stadium location.
That’s the primary recommendation of the report, obtained by the Spectator, that will be presented to council tomorrow. It suggests a new deadline - Oct 12 - for staff to report back to council with more information.
“The CP Aberdeen rail yard site, previously not tabled, was put forward since Council’s most recent direction to staff,? reads the report.?Based on a preliminary, high level analysis, the CP site appears to meet the needs of the City, the Tiger-Cats, as well as maintain the integrity of McMaster Innovation Park.?
City staff are also recommending that the city enter negotiations with the upper levels of government to bump the stadium up to 25,000 seats.
The report will be made available to the public on the city’s website at 3 p.m. today. Watch thespec.com for more details.
(a) That the CP Rail yard at Aberdeen and Longwood be forwarded to Hostco as the venue location, agreed to by the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, for the new Pan Am Stadium, subject to Items
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