Patrick Brown Wants The Public's Help For This Brampton Stadium’s Future
As part of a small tour alongside regional councillor Pat Fortini, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown is asking the city of Brampton for answers.
The futute of iconic stadium Victoria Park Arena, which caught on fire two years ago and damaged to a very large extent, may rest within the hands of the public.
Mayor Brown reached out via Twitter to express his thoughts on the famed arena, which was famously known for being home to Brampton soccer club Brampton City United FC.
In particular, Mayor Brown would like to know what should be done with the arena, three years after the destructive fire engulfed the structure.
Toured the Victoria Park Arena with Regional Councillor @pat_fortini. It was damaged in a 2016 fire. There is a lot of history at Victoria Park Arena. Do residents want this arena rebuilt, renovated or used for employment lands? Your feedback is appreciated! #brampoli #brampton pic.twitter.com/6l5fmJwZZF— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) March 12, 2019
Social media was quick to chime in with their thoughts, offering various ideas, all of which could potentially be used in the stadium’s future redevelopment.
It should be rebuilt. If this were Memorial Arena in Brampton, it would have been reopened with much fanfare by now. This is the sort of thing that rankles long time Bramalea stalwarts (like me).— ajbakker1964 (@anthonybakker3) March 12, 2019
Fix the rink!!— Tina Morrison (@tinamor28946847) March 12, 2019
Victoria Park arena was a big part of many people. Of course it should be refurbished, but not before a turf field for @BMBaseballinc.— John Milton (@jmilton3) March 12, 2019
The fate of the stadium remained in doubt for extended amounts of time, even after the spontaneous fire erupted and destroyed the arena.
Now, it seems that this state of limbo that the arena was in can finally be lifted, as the Mayor seems interested in revitalizing a hallmark of the city.
What are your thoughts on the future of Victoria Park Arena’s future, Brampton?
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