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Wednesday January 5, 2011
Aldershot is the final station call for a new pro stadium for the Hamilton area, says Tiger-Cat president Scott Mitchell.

I think its the last legitimate, good opportunity we have to build a stadium for everyone, for community use, for the Tiger-Cats, for soccer, for the Hamilton, Halton region.

The Tiger-Cats have already exhausted stadium options in the west harbour, the CP rail lands in west Hamilton, the east Mountain and Confederation Park.

But Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina rejects the notion it is Aldershot or nothing.

Bratina said Tuesday he will try to convince Hamilton council to reconsider Confederation Park as the stadium location. A Hamilton committee previously rejected it in a 9-6 vote.

Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring is expected to learn Wednesday just how much a new Pan Am stadium will cost his municipality. And there will be a cost.

Mitchell said Tuesday Burlington will be asked to contribute to the estimated $130 million cost.

I dont blame some Burlington residents from being a little bit gun-shy but the fact of the matter at this point there would be very limited financial exposure, Mitchell said, declining to say just how much Burlington taxpayers might be asked for.

Mitchell is looking for two things from Burlington in return. We want them to have a clear understanding of what their financial risk is and secondly, understanding that financial risk, wed like to understand what their level of enthusiasm would be, he said. Continued...


Aldershot last chance for new stadium, says Ticats boss Mitchell
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