Don’t listen to the dude posting crap from those websites. Highly biased, and not based on any facts. If you want to learn about the stadium, do your own research, do not take the opinions of the people from “Raise the Hammer” or “Our City, Our Future” as fact. Reading those sites will give you the idea that Bob Young and the Tiger-Cats are evil, and that the only way to cure all the ills of downtown Hamilton is to build a stadium down by the waterfront. Complete and utter garbage.
One piece of info that everyone should understand is that the Cats have said, unequivocally, that they will never play at the West Harbour location. The team president said exactly that not too long ago. If the stadium is built there, the Cats will either move or fold.
As far as Commissioner Cohon’s letter is concerned, good for him. He’s looking out for his interests and there is nothing wrong with that. His goal (and, honestly, the goal of the Cats) is not to develop downtown Hamilton, it’s to make sure that the CFL and its franchises are financially successful. If Bob Young had said he wanted to build the stadium in the sky, ala Bluthton, because that’s what he thought the best location was, Cohon would have supported it.
As a proud Hamiltonian, and someone who takes the time to not only defend, but promote the great city of Hamilton to everyone I meet, it pains me to say that you’re completely wrong. The city needs the CFL way more than the CFL needs the city. Most people think very poorly of Hamilton, and the Cats are the lone positive many non-Hamiltonians cite when speaking about Hamilton.