I went to the site to see if there was a NO button, ofcourse not. Because then the truth might show. They post survey results where the questions were vague at best. They purposefully ignore the wants and needs of their fanbase in pursuit of the all-mighty buck, but is it any surprise?
The top issue is parking ofcourse, that's what all the argument is about. Bob young doesn't care about the look of the surroundings, all he cares is that the WH area is built up and accessible, and that does not bode well for revenue.
Let's look at the trend here.... Redhill site - far from dense residential, far from public transit. EM site - far from dense residential, far from public transit.
Yes, on the survey people picked parking as something they'd like to see improved, but it's just one word, "Parking". Know why they picked parking? Because they had to pay Joe down the street $10 to park on his lawn, because IWS is using Scott Park for parking and charging $20. Not because they couldn't find parking. Everytime I drive to IWS I can find parking, the problem isn't finding it, it's paying MORE THAN THE TICKET PRICE FOR PARKING. And this is exactly what you guys are supporting. Not only are you supporting paying for parking, but you are supporting being FORCED to pay for parking.
LRT? Rail? ever been to the area where the proposed site is? There is no rail up there! No tracks in the area whatsoever! There is missing infrastructure that takes years to install. You know what is up there in that region of the city? Alot of brand new $3-500k homes that will provide plenty of protesters to stop noisy rail from being put there. Even if they manage to get rail laid down up there, do you honestly think GO will service it? We've had connected rail infrastructure for decades in Hamilton, even built a new station just for GO. Still we don't get daytime service, I think last I checked there were 2 commuter trains in the very early morning, and then maybe 2 at night. There won't be service to the EM site.
Currently people have options. There is one direct bus route, another 3 bus routes(minimum) within a few minute walk. And then there are the people who walk to the stadium, why? because they can. Bob young quite obviously hates that people have those options, because he is trying as hard as he can to remove them.
EM is better than RH, but still forces all attendees to pay for parking, which I cannot support. Trust me, if EM is built, attendance will go way down, and the team will eventually be shut down, or leave the city. Ticket prices are going to go up because it's a new venue, parking will not be $20, it will most definitely be higher because of supply and demand, you don't have a choice so they can charge you whatever they want. Get used to the most expensive city in the league. But don't get too used to it, because contrary to their BS 82% figure, most fans do not drive to the games.