Waterfront is preferred stadium site!

Great news.

Mayor Eisenberger was just on the FAN590 and said that he is confidant that on Monday city council will give the go ahead for the stadium with the preferred site being the waterfront, for all the reasons previously discussed here plus more, such as extra funding from the province for remediation of brownfields.

Which Waterfront? Confederation Park or the Harbour ? I hope this isn't a stupid question and forgive me if it is.

You can bet the good mayor has heard about the lights at the stadium falling over and over again.

deerhunter, I think they mean the west harbour. I really don't know exactly where, can anyone give us an idea what area.

Excellent. Obviously somewhere at west harbourfront, not too many brownfields at Confederation that I can see. :wink:

Yes, the west harbourfront at Tiffany and Barton streets (the Rheem property). The same site that was approved for the Commonwealth stadium.

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Is this the same Mayor Eisenberger who said that he was confidant that he thought the majority of council liked the extra $2 million they wanted to spend for the City Hall Glass enclosure for it's WOW factor. But when the vote on council was taken the Mayor was the only one standing for the yes side. That Mayor Eisenberger?????

WOW and the words 'city hall' seem to me to be disconnected to me, for the average citizen. It's an administrative building most of us would see it as unless you put something in front of it like in Toronto, a big skating rink and place for concerts or something.

The WOW would be a stadium and an aerial shot on TV of a Pan-Am Games or TiCats game showing the stadium and then panning over to the bayfront showing people hiking, biking, boating etc.. That sells a city.

Tks CaptKirk. I thought they had talked about that area, but calling that waterfront is a bit of a stretch I think, more like railyard!

I think the area from Ccootes paradise, east to the HMCS Haida at the foot of Catherine st. is referrered to the waterfront.

It is connected by the waterfront trail trail and many other features. Perfect spot for any new stadium.

i recall Shiella Copps was working to put a stadium at the rail yards/ west harbor site .-http://www.thespec.com/specialsections/section/theBay/267033 The knock on that location is Parking and new roads have to be built to accomodate the traffic as i recall

I guess it’s still a relatively big IF if this will happen. But assuming Canada wins the bid and Hamilton supports the stadium, where does the first shovel in the ground go first for a stadium?

  1. Hamilton
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Ottawa (reno’ed FCS)

Well, guess we could add Molson Stadium in Montreal for the additional 5,000 seats.

Indeed Jim! My pointy ears tingled when this thread surfaced! LMAO

Of all the proposed sites, this one sounded the most picturesque and promising for any site in a reasonably accessible area. Being away from The Hammer, I'm getting a lot of my impressions re the current debates secondhand. Nonetheless, I was intrigued by the Commonwealth Stadium proposal and if this one is anywhere near it in terms of scale and facility, Ticat fans were be well served, IMHO!

Oski Wee Wee,

Actually it backs right on to Peer 4 park which is the waterfront. Of all the remaining choices, this one was the best one for me.

First article on The Star:

If Hamilton agrees to contribute at least $94 million toward a $150-million, 15,000-seat stadium, it would host the popular track and field events.

Hmmmmm, an expensive 15,000 seater I would say!! :o

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Pier 4 park is located at the foot of Bay st. N.

You are thinking of Harbourfront park, and you're point is well made.

Pier 4, Harbourfront Park, it's all the waterfront and would serve as a terrific setting for the stadium.

They're all attached at any rate.

He also states in that interview that "I cant forsee the hamilton taxpayers paying 93 million to replace the facility(ivor wynne)".
MEANWHILE ITS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS ASKING FOR. its right there at 3:10 of the interview.

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They want 100mil from hamilton taxpayers to build a new stadium and are sugar coating it in the pan am games bid because as the mayor just admitted, the taxpayers wouldnt do it without that. It just shows the fraud for what he is. Hoping to filter tax money to benefit the already rich(who of course will help him get realected) while the rest of the city crumbles.

Good location. Very close to Liuna station for public transportation from out of town.

red24

Is there going to be a GO station going into the harbourfront area as well?