Comment 58873

By Brandon (registered) | Posted January 31, 2011 at 12:04:03 in reply to Comment 58858

I sincerely hope that there is a blow to their reputations! Bob Young staked everything on a last minute gamble to maximize his own revenues. That failed, but as part of his attempt, he flat out refused to play at WH saying it was unacceptable. The sad thing is that almost all of his stated reasons for lack of acceptability were exceeded in all his alternate locations.

Thus far he's been unable to swallow his pride and walk back his refusal, despite being able to do so at Ivor Wynne, which he's also denounced as unacceptable in the past.

The reason it's a Pyrrhic victory is that a huge chunk of money for brownfield recovery has now been lost to refurbish a stadium that could easily have been sold as it doesn't need the cleanup that the WH does. Nor does the refurbishing of IWS spur development the way building at WH would.

Kudos to Bob Young for his determination, but it's a shame that council let themselves be railroaded.

Comment edited by Brandon on 2011-01-31 12:05:06

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