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    Default Toronto Gets 2015 Pan Am Games, what does this mean for TFC?

    Does this mean that we will get a new SSS for TFC?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1354572/

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    I dont see why we would get a new stadium.

    But the Hammer is getting a 15000 seat athletic stadium.
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    It means Hamilton is getting a USL/TOA team if Bob Young keeps to his promises.

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    The what games???

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    i wonder about BMO Field expansion... it would be a great way to get expansion without MLSE having to pay a cent. They could play the soccer there , without the track around the field that the Hamilton stadium is supposed to have.

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    what this means for TFC? Not much,BMO being used for soccer during the PAN-AM Games,means TFC will have 2 away games in that period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    Does this mean that we will get a new SSS for TFC?

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1354572/
    TFC already has a SSS.
    This means Hamilton gets a spanking brand new 27,000 seat stadium (with track).

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    Quote Originally Posted by boban View Post
    TFC already has a SSS.
    This means Hamilton gets a spanking brand new 27,000 seat stadium (with track).

    here it is!

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/h...ew_stadium.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by boban View Post
    i hate stadiums....with open ends!

    WHy cant we build stadiums right in this country

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    i hate stadiums....with open ends!

    WHy cant we build stadiums right in this country
    beause it has a track around it.
    Leaves a lot of room for expansion when we get the WC though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boban View Post
    beause it has a track around it.
    Leaves a lot of room for expansion when we get the WC though.
    awww..i knew there was a reason they made bmo as cheap as they could.......what you figure....2022?

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    think we qualify before then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    awww..i knew there was a reason they made bmo as cheap as they could.......what you figure....2022?
    With the infrastructure of our stadiums, maybe 2038.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    i wonder about BMO Field expansion... it would be a great way to get expansion without MLSE having to pay a cent. They could play the soccer there , without the track around the field that the Hamilton stadium is supposed to have.
    Why would it be great to use more taxpayer's money on BMO Field rather than MLSE? I hope they stick to the current plan ... Hamilton needs a new stadium badly.

    By the way, I thought the Hamilton stadium was supposed to hold 30,000 people ... is that the plan for the stadium after the PanAm Games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Why would it be great to use more taxpayer's money on BMO Field rather than MLSE? I hope they stick to the current plan ... Hamilton needs a new stadium badly.

    By the way, I thought the Hamilton stadium was supposed to hold 30,000 people ... is that the plan for the stadium after the PanAm Games?
    Plan is for 15,000 by all level of gov. funding.
    Mr. Hamilton T-Cat nerd is willing to spend to bring it up to 27,000.
    Incidentally the gov. budgeted $150M for 15,000 seats.
    That is a lot of money. Seems like it will be a nice stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boban View Post
    Plan is for 15,000 by all level of gov. funding.
    Mr. Hamilton T-Cat nerd is willing to spend to bring it up to 27,000.
    Incidentally the gov. budgeted $150M for 15,000 seats.
    That is a lot of money. Seems like it will be a nice stadium.
    Hmmm ... sounds like a good stadium ... unlike the barebones BMO Field.

    Although I wonder what will be done with the track after the games ... hopefully they sink the bowl and add more seats to make it a proper football stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    By the way, I thought the Hamilton stadium was supposed to hold 30,000 people ... is that the plan for the stadium after the PanAm Games?
    BTW, I think this is a 33,000 seat rendering ...

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/DC_83/CommonwealthStadium.jpg


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    the reason i pose the question is that, the city owns BMO, so a part of the money that they would spend on new stadiums why wouldnt they spend a little more on BMO...After all not all the events will be played in Hamilton, after all the games were awarded to Toronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    the reason i pose the question is that, the city owns BMO, so a part of the money that they would spend on new stadiums why wouldnt they spend a little more on BMO...After all not all the events will be played in Hamilton, after all the games were awarded to Toronto.
    The games were awarded to a bid that fronted the name "Toronto".

    Also, I'm not sure whether any events are being held in BMO Field but why would that necessitate expansion or renovations? Those events are not going to draw massive crowds ... the PanAm games are generally very low profile. If BMO Field was good enough for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, it is good enough for Pan Am games (the Skydome is hosting the Opening/Closing ceremonies so that takes care of that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    the reason i pose the question is that, the city owns BMO, so a part of the money that they would spend on new stadiums why wouldnt they spend a little more on BMO...After all not all the events will be played in Hamilton, after all the games were awarded to Toronto.
    I am ignorant to Pan Am Games.
    Outside of track and field, what other sport needs a big stadium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Hmmm ... sounds like a good stadium ... unlike the barebones BMO Field.

    Although I wonder what will be done with the track after the games ... hopefully they sink the bowl and add more seats to make it a proper football stadium.
    My apologies, it seems the $150m is for the total 27,000.
    Still a good chunk. Should be a nice stadium.
    Toronto2015 pikcing up ~$60m of that. The rest from the City of Hamilton, Mr. Ti-Cat and private biz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Why would it be great to use more taxpayer's money on BMO Field rather than MLSE?
    I didn't mean to say I thought it was great. I meant it was a "great way for MLSE" not to have to pay for it. big difference. i'm just looking at it from their eyes.

    secondly, I don't really see MLSE spending $20mil to expand the stadium. So if people want expansion, might as well do it this way, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    i wonder about BMO Field expansion... it would be a great way to get expansion without MLSE having to pay a cent. They could play the soccer there , without the track around the field that the Hamilton stadium is supposed to have.

    I've talk to people high up on the bord at the EX and they told me if Toronto get's the pan am games BMO will have a big expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC RealDeal RPB View Post
    I've talk to people high up on the bord at the EX and they told me if Toronto get's the pan am games BMO will have a big expansion.
    Why the cheer? MLSE will then only jack our tickets prices with no cost to them.
    They have been raping us in there. Would be fair for them to drop some cash into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC RealDeal RPB View Post
    I've talk to people high up on the bord at the EX and they told me if Toronto get's the pan am games BMO will have a big expansion.

    any specifics on what that would entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    I'm not sure whether any events are being held in BMO Field
    It's included in the list of venues as a site for Football.

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    East side expansion

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    Maybe the waterfront will finally get some much needed TLC!


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    Christ. Does Canada have ANY major stadiums that don't have open ends?

 

 

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