Sta­dium noise is un­ac­cept­able

RE: Noise from Hor­tons field

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

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

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