On the contrary, the Arenas built in the 905 were built in poorly located places (no transit, complicated to get to, not located near a town centre/mall, nowhere to grab a meal/drink before or after an event) and did not have key tenants like a decent hockey team! Acres of parking doesn’t guarantee good stadia.Any major sports/entertainment venue in the GTA suburbs that would hope to have events regularly attracting thousands of people would almost certainly be a failure. The Mississauga (7000-seats) and Brampton (5000-seats) arenas built in 1998 for junior hockey teams have been largely ignored. The big amphitheatre (Kingswood Music Theatre) at Canada's Wonderland briefly thrived after it was built in the 1980s when the only downtown competition was grubby old Maple Leaf Gardens, but it was then quickly forgotten after SkyDome, Molson Amphitheatre, and Air Canada Centre were built.
(If London can support multiple Premier League teams, the GTA could def support multiple NHL teams… sadly the Leafs like their money too much)
An attempt to build an urban focused stadium or arena would go well imo, as seen in cities all across the US that have discovered soccer! And the Mississauga City Centre is probably the best option right now in the 905, given Vaughan’s failure to capitalise on the Subway so far…