What We Heard: Spectator Facilities
- Strong support for keeping the existing Thunderbird Stadium if it can meet athletics program needs (Option 1b), and for a new stadium located on Matthews Field (Options 2 and 5).
- Options 2 and 5 perform best on ability to meet program needs, traffic, circulation and community fit
- Option 1b performs well on retention of heritage and program needs, but weak on potential to cover stadium costs through additional development revenue
- Options 3 and 4 perform weakest on community fit (noise, traffic and vibration). There were strong concerns from researchers regarding Option 4 (Osborne) due to noise and vibration, and strong concerns from Hampton and Hawthorne residents regarding Options 3 (Track) and 4 (Osborne) due to noise, traffic, and livability
Further Analysis and Consultation
Throughout early 2017, staff will continue technical and financial analysis as well as consult on short listed options 1b, 2 and 5. This work will carefully consider how each of the options performs against the six GamePlan principles as a basis for a final Strategy, to be presented to the Board of Governors in April, 2017.