I stand corrected on the fact that confederation park was not a part of Stoney Creek ...
Blogskee wee wee, I hear ya. I'm not fond of the Argos either. In fact, I hate hearing their fans cheer in Ivor Wynne when the Argos score. So I know where you're coming from. However, this will only be something we'll have to deal with when we play the Argos. For all other games, it will be majority Cats fans as it is now. In fact, if we still have 15,000 + season tickets in the new stadium, then when we host the Argos, we'll out number there fans as we'll be the home team and their season ticket holders will have to buy whatever tickets are left. This won't be much different than today, except that the stadium will be a little easier and closer to get to for them. Marketed well in steeltown and we can sell our the stadium for labour day so that's it 's almost exclusively Cats fans.
AKT: I've lived in Milton for nearly 7 years now and a season ticket holder through all those years. I lived in Cambridge for 3 years before moving to Milton and I was a season ticket holder then as well. I currently commute to Mississauga via the GO train to avoid the traffic. I used to commute to Mississauga from Grimsby (where my parents live and where I grew up) along the QEW to the 403 (this is before the 407 existed). Believe me, I know what traffic is like along the QEW. However, why not use the GO train? It's right downtown, close to where the harbour front stadium would be. If you have no issue driving to that area, then you can hop on the GO train for a short ride into Oakville (if this is where the Cats and Argos would have their joint stadium). This is what I do when I go to the Molson Amphitheatre. I drive down to Oakville to catch the GO in to Toronto. It's great b/c the train stops right at Exhibition Place. I would hope they (Argos and Cats) would come up with something similar. A train station within walking distance of the new stadium.
Everyone has a different opinion to what a fan of a team is supposed to be. I don't believe in putting other people down just because of their opinion. I do believe, however, in being loyal. With the performance of the Cats over the last decade, I think every single one of their current fans are extremely loyal. This to mean is what fans are all about. Sticking with their team through the good and the bad.
As for sharing a stadium with our enemy. I think of it like this. We'll only see them in our house 3 - 4 times a year. The rest of the time we'll either not be there (i.e. when Argos are hosting someone else) or we'll be there but we'll be hosting a team other than the Argos. Really, no different than it is now. The bonus of it is probably a better stadium as the cost will be shared. The travel to the stadium will be the same whether we're there for a Cat's home game or an Agro's home game. Therefore going to see our Cats play the Argos as visitors will be easier.
The only negative that I can see from some people's perspective is that the stadium isn't on Hamilton soil. There might be some that can not get over this, which is too bad. After all, if you're there to see the Cats win, you're really not going to care at that moment which city you're actually in. You'll just feel the pride of being a Cat's fan, along with all of the other Cat's fans.