If a Grey Cup is awarded....

....where do you hold the festivities?

In Burlington, where there will be complacency from the average citizen, yet the business side demands it, as Burlington was the "saviour" of the stadium vision.

In Hamilton, with dimished local support, and limited city co-operation...

In both cities, which would water down the enthusiasm, and distance the events out too far from one another....

Sumthin' to think about.

At the stadium.

This is not about Hamilton VS. Burlington, as much as so many people want to make it about that. Its about the fact that the best way to get a stadium done to satisfy the Pan Am Games, Hamilton Tiger Cats and Fans of the team is at this location, if it was within Hamilton city limits this would be a non issue. But this conversation of "diminished support" and people threatening to walk away from the team is nonsense. This location flat out makes sense, and the sooner people realize that, the better. Its as good a location as any other that has been discussed, and for fans that live on the mountain its just as good as the East Mountain, Confederation Park, or Aberdeen.

As for a potential Grey Cup, people will still need Hamiltons hotels, people coming from all over the country wont care that the stadium is 3 KM outside of the city limits, they'll stay where its most convenient and where it makes sense. The festivities should be held in the city of Hamilton providing the team still retains its name, and the team is actually interested in keeping the tradition of this brand .

Agree Crash. People should be talking one community here of TigerCat fans in our community rather than one city vs another, which sells more newspapers granted and advertising space. Feel good stories generally get put on the backburner quickly. Negativity sells. :roll:

With the team in Burlington, there will be new clientele attending the games, and fewer Hamiltonians. However the balance plays out remains to be seen.

I'd have to think that in a new location next to the QEW, the "walk up" crowd numbers are sure to take a beating, as will the number the ward 3 residents willing to make the commute.

There willbe an element of diminished ticket support from Hamilton as the demographic changes. There's no doubt about that.

If, down the road, 30% - 50% of the season ticket holders are from Burlington, do they not deserve to also reap the benefits of a Grey Cup?

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As for a potential Grey Cup, people will still need Hamiltons hotels, people coming from all over the country wont care that the stadium is 3 KM outside of the city limits, they'll stay where its most convenient and where it makes sense. The festivities should be held in the city of Hamilton providing the team still retains its name, and the team is actually interested in keeping the tradition of this brand
Are there hotels in downtown Hamilton other than the Sheraton? Probably more hotels in the Burlington/Oakville area and with the stadium being at the Aldershot station many Grey Cup fans would stay in downtown Toronto and just jump on the train.

@mikem

This post is clearly from the future, as I know what you are going to say and it is certainly not an issue with the CFL forums.

A local developer is trying to build this.

http://www.hamiltongrand.ca/

There's also several hotels around the Royal Botannical Gardens, which is right on the boarder of Hamilton and Burlington. As far as where to have a festival, Hamilton's or Burlington's Bayfront Parks would make sense. Coincidentally that Bayfront Park site is right next to the West Harbour where the city wants the build the stadium but the Ti-Cats don't want to play there, although they floated the site when they were talking about the East Mountain.

Yeah right............Grey Cup in a 22,000 seat facility.....hahahahaha