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Cohon Discusses New Hamilton Stadium Plans

Ticats.ca Staff

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium unveiled today by the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games (TO2015) and its partners will deliver a phenomenal experience for Tiger-Cats fans starting in 2014, says the Canadian Football League team’s Caretaker Bob Young.
“This is a great day for everyone who loves the Tiger-Cats, the great City of Hamilton and the wonderful communities that surround it – what we proudly call TigerTown,” Young said.  “The new stadium will deliver a fan experience that is truly second to none.”

Earlier this afternoon, TO2015 unveiled plans and artist renderings of the new facility that will become the new home of the Tiger-Cats starting in 2014 and the sole host venue for soccer during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.  

For Tiger-Cats fans, the new stadium means:

  - A new north-south orientation featuring a stunning view of the Niagara Escarpment – a landform internationally recognized by UNESCO - from every seat and broadcast location in the building;

  - A flexible design with a total capacity of over 24,000 and the ability to expand to accommodate up to 40,000 for world class events, meeting CFL requirements for Grey Cup attendance;

  - The best sightlines for football anywhere in North America;

  - Enhanced comfort, with the highest standards of seat sizes of any outdoor facility in North America and dramatically expanded leg room;

  - State-of-the-art technology, including a world class high definition video board providing flexible distribution of football content and statistics, hundreds of LED monitors placed throughout the building, plus a state of the art audio system delivering crisp, clear sound to every location within the facility;

  - Premium amenities, featuring excellent, restaurant-quality concession areas, amongst the highest per-capita washroom-to-fan ratio of any facility in North America and a permanent ticketing and merchandise store on site;

  - Superior entertaining options, including 30 private suites spanning the west side of the stadium, 700 club seats, a two-tiered end zone patio, and four hosting areas suitable for up to 100 persons each.

Fans can get all the details, see photos and take a high definition tour of the new facility by visiting NewStadiumNewExperience.com.  

“In this year of the 100th Grey Cup game, we are thrilled to welcome this new jewel of a facility, at a location that has been home to so much football history,” said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.
“This stadium project speaks to the Tiger-Cats’ important place in the history and culture of Hamilton and the surrounding area, and the team’s bright future in the decades ahead. It’s part of a stadium renaissance across the country, featuring new facilities in cities including Ottawa, Regina and Winnipeg, which is strengthening our league for the next 100 years.”
Young and Cohon praised the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Hamilton and TO2015 for working together to ensure the power of sport to unite and inspire as well as entertain will be stronger than ever here in the region.
“We are deeply grateful to everyone who has shown the leadership needed to make today possible, and we thank our fans and fellow residents most of all, for coming together to make this dream a reality,” Young said.
“This stadium honours every fan, every player, everyone who has been part of the Tiger-Cats tradition for more than 50 years, and those who were Tigers or Wildcats for 50 years before that. But what’s most exciting is the legacy it creates for our children and grandchildren, for the future of this community and the team which is so proud to represent it.”

Fan Comments
I like the cosmetics of the stadium in image above. Very Canadian. Simplistic and functional.

It's seems crazy that it can alter its capacity of over 24,000 upwards to 40,000 (CFL requirements for Grey Cup). Adding another 67% of existing seating?!?!!? That would definitley require endzone seating structures.

Either way, she looks 100%.

The Hamilton Tiger Cats will be nomads or road warriors for 2013.
October 15, 2012 - 5:41pm
the provincial government supposedly kicked in 20 million of our dollars, but quickly charged us back 10 million in soft costs for management to hire french and japanese companies to build it, lol, and it gets wackier by the minute. these are the truths that need to be told
October 15, 2012 - 11:21am
what a load of crap, 1st we spent 100 million on a city hall, same thing same place. then 150 million on this silly little thing, same place. enough with people blaming young and the cats, if people knew the retarded dregs of cityhall that they had to deal with they'd know better. local politicians kept saying we don't need parking for 20,000 people but when it came time to build office space for 200 people, they demanded parking. the big lie here is that the local political bums said our buget was 50 million...thats it...they forgot to tell us the direct cost to taxpayers for expanded seating, which by the way will be scaffolding and wooden planks..yay!!..but I'm sure will cost millions.
October 15, 2012 - 11:14am
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bob young gets a new civic stadium finally but what's/why taking so long?
October 12, 2012 - 4:28pm
Its a lot of things. The city wanted to move the stadium to the docks so that people could 'shop' and Bob said no. Then they wanted to move it out of the city and they still couldn't agree.

It was supposed to house a velodrome for the games and that was still up in the air.

That gives you an idea of the delays...and that's just the beginning I'm sure.

I'd like to hear what the City taxpayers want. I remember when Hamilton became a supercity a lot of people from outside the downtown core did not support having the Bulldogs there...

I know my parents still have to wait sometimes days for a snowplow to go by out in the country. Yikes. Those taxes go to the city core instead of their area like they used to pre-supercity.
October 14, 2012 - 9:31am
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GOD bless canada since nobody else will!!
October 15, 2012 - 9:12pm
50+years a fan
My initial reaction ... pales in comparison to Winnipeg and what's proposed in Regina, but the sightlines do look great.
October 12, 2012 - 4:21pm
Hamilton is dealing with a smaller budget than Winnipeg and a tighter timeline. Close to 2/3 of the funding is federal/provincial because it is being built for the Pan AM games (Toronto 2015) and will be used for soccer then.
October 12, 2012 - 11:30pm
No endzone seating? Where will Stala kick the ball too now??? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! Seriously though, an updated/classy version of Ivor Wynne. Looks good!
October 12, 2012 - 4:00pm
Oh, they plan to set up extra seating in the endzone, similar to McMann
October 12, 2012 - 5:09pm