Stadium noise is unacceptable
RE: Noise from Hortons field
I live near Tim Hortons Field on Prospect Street North. I felt victimized by awesome volume levels emanating from an event recently at the stadium. This has happened more than once. The announcer(s) making insistent, exuberant blaring announcements. I was attempting, as a retired person, to read The Spectator and enjoy my morning coffee (with earplugs snugly inserted) and gave up.
I decided to speak with someone and spoke with a very sympathetic volunteer worker who directed me to Jamie who is charge of security and who also mentioned that Robert Gatto is the individual in charge. Jamie was very empathetic when I mentioned that my neighbour works night shifts and is being deprived of sleep. I also mentioned that there is baby in their house that may be feeling traumatized by the shocking noise.
Residents endured much during the construction of the Tim Hortons Field and are surely displeased in knowing that the worst was yet to come. Ironically, as I mentioned to the individuals previously spoken of, I’ve had no problem with the announcer at the Ticat games where I find the volume levels reasonable.
I mentioned that Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Coun. Matthew Green should and will be made aware of residents’ concerns. I am quite willing to initiate a petition. If Tim Hortons Field is adamant about not being a good neighbour, then I will ensure that this attitude is widely recognized. David Alexander Dodds, Hamilton