Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ti-Cats to Hold Town-Hall Meeting About Guelph

The uproar that has emerged following the renewing of season seats for the 2013 season in Guelph has reached a fever pitch, so much so that the Ti-Cats have invited fans to a town-hall style meeting to have their concerns addressed.

In a post on the message board, director of communications Scott McNaughton posted the following on Friday afternoon:
We’d like to invite any season seat holders on the forum to discuss the 2013/14 renewal process at a ‘town-hall style’ meeting at the Tiger-Cats business office (1 Jarvis Street in Hamilton) next Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.

Please note that space for this event is limited. First come first served. If you’d like to attend this event, please RSVP with Mike Hardill ( by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 3.

The team has taken a lot of heat over the process for renewing season tickets in 2013 and what the implications will be for the 2014 season in the new stadium. I touched on it a couple of days ago and Drew Edwards did his own piece on the subject that was published yesterday (yours truly is quoted in the story).

Most of the anger stems from the tier 1/tier 2 designations for 2014 renewals and rightly so. A 37-year season ticket holder could find themselves behind a three-year season ticket holder because the former decides they can't make it to Guelph and the latter decides they can. I understand that the team wants to reward fans who make the trek to Guelph, and I don't have a problem with that, but this still doesn't seem like the right way to do it.

Will the team reverse course? I don't know. But they are taking heat from a lot of places and the fact that they aren't hiding from it is actually a good sign. So if you have the time on and want your complaints to be heard, you can arrange to be at 1 Jarvis St. at 6:00PM on Wednesday night.

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