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There has been a flood of recent media reports that HostCo is developing a "Plan B" in the all likely hood that Hamilton fails in finalizing a stadium site before the firm February 1, 2011 deadline.

Brampton, Markham and Mississauga are the candidate cities in the running for the new 12,000 (5,000 - 6,000 permanent) seat soccer stadium.

Mississauga Has Big City Stadium Plans

During it's last City Council meeting, Mississauga identified the following 4 potential sites in the city.

(Site A)Hershey Centre Sports Complex

Pro: Further develop sports concentration with existing venues and shared parking

High Profile Site with Highway 403 frontage

Land owned by the City of Mississauga

Con: Lack of direct transportation connections (away from the transitway and no direct highway off ramp)

(Site B)Lakeview Waterfront Park

Pro: Spectacular waterfront location with stunning views of Toronto Skyline

Plenty of parking and close to GO Lakeshore Line (Long Branch Station)

Major catalyst for waterfront redevelopment on property

Land owned by the Government of Ontario

Con: Environmental clean up could prove costly

(Site C)Ninth Line Sports Park

Pro: Plenty of parking and Highway 403/407 frontage

Possible operating cost sharing with the Towns of Oakville and Milton

Land owned by the City of Mississauga

Con: Less urban location away from major residential areas.

(Site D) City Centre - Playdium Lands

Pro: High profile downtown location with stunning views of Mississauga skyline

Pedestrian friendly - surrounded by entertainment, resturants and shopping

Excellent Transit Access (next to major GO Bus terminals and new transitway)

Con: Parking - deal would need to be worked out with Square One Shopping Centre

Existing GO Kart Track and Mini Golf Course would need to be aquired and cleared

Playdium Land privately owned and additional cost of purchasing could prove costly

Louroz

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B & D seems like the best options on face value.

I guess it depends on the City and Ontario Government's short-term financial position. Obviously this is a decision that can't be put on hold until more funding becomes available.

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It appears Plan B is one step closer to being activated as Hamilton City Council tonight voted down two new proposed sites for the Stadium (Rail Lands and Waterfront sites), leaving it with no viable plans on the table at this time with time quickly ticking down:

Mayor disappointed after Hamilton city council votes against two potential stadium sites

Louroz

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It appears Plan B is one step closer to being activated as Hamilton City Council tonight voted down two new proposed sites for the Stadium (Rail Lands and Waterfront sites), leaving it with no viable plans on the table at this time with time quickly ticking down:

Mayor disappointed after Hamilton city council votes against two potential stadium sites

Louroz

Interesting development, this could take Hamilton right out of the plan. I see The Sun has included its requisite typo - right in the title no less. (Site spelled as sight in case they correct it later).

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats considering move to Burlington

An interesting proposal by the Ti-Casts for a Public – Private Development for a “Regional Stadium” in the neighbouring city of Burlington.

It has not followed the protocols established by HostCo.

Will this new proposal from Burlington compete against the ones being submitted by Brampton, Markham and Mississauga?

Louroz

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Hamilton Council will once again vote in favour of the West Harbour stadium site. This time Hamilton will go ahead with a smaller scalable stadium. Toronto 2015 will pay the entire cost since Hamilton has already serviced the land.

After the Games Hamilton could upgrade the stadium and velodrome with it's Future Fund ($45 million).

This will eliminate Plan B and Burlingon's chance of a stadium.

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