I have to agree with Captain and I say that unfortunately (not because I don't want to agree with you Captain, I just don't want to agree with what you're actually indicating but I must, wish football was more prevalent around these parts). As well I don't feel the Hamilton area has a united sense of community for just about anything owing in large part to it being situated in a huge megagopolis if that's the word of the greater GTA and the divided city of mountain vs lower mountain. Muchly a very impersonal city I find lacking a defining character.
True PiCat. If you take the top feeder league for the NHL, the OHL, well CHL in it's entirety, some markets have a tough time holding onto a CHL team. Can you imagine the Michigan Wolverines or USC Trojans or Notre Dame not drawing well for football? No way. Football is much more a religion there than hockey is here.
The Packers shares programme is about trying to raise $22 Million to renovate their stadium.
Would Hamilton fans pay $250 a share? I doubt it, they would expect their government(s) to give $22m for a stadium reno.
Not sure if the shares could be sold in a few years for a profit or whether it's an excercise in proving that you love your team and you are willing to do your share to improve your stadium and your team.
Me too. I almost bought a Rider share, and I'm not even a Riders fan.
I had a season ticket for the last two years, but commuting between Kingston and Hamilton for games is just too stressful to do that often, so I gave it up at the end of this past season. Selling shares would allow me to support my team from a distance.