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Update From Tim Hortons Field
Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Ticats.ca Staff

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has reached a 20-year license agreement with the City of Hamilton for the use of Tim Hortons Field, the brand-new, world-class facility set to open this season.

The agreement, which will see the Ticats make a commitment of upwards of $30 million over the term, was approved by City council at a meeting on Wednesday night.

“The Tiger-Cats are beyond excited to enter this 20-year partnership with the City of Hamilton.  We are making a significant investment, but the opportunity to play at Tim Hortons Field is transformative for our business and puts the team in position to be successful for years to come.  We look forward to working with our partners at the City towards the shared vision of our community’s brand-new, world-class facility,” said Ticats caretaker Bob Young.

“We’re thrilled about this partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which will benefit the City, our taxpayers, as well as the Ticats. The agreement mitigates risk for taxpayers and will create hundreds of new jobs. This is truly a win for both the City and the Ticats,” Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina commented.

Fan Comments
The TiCats lend visibility to the City of Hamilton. In the US, the difference between Houston and Newark, NJ is major sports (they both have oil refineries in the area). The TiCats put Hamilton in the top tier of Canadian cities. Without them, people would think of Hamilton as being a "suburb of Toronto".
February 28, 2014 - 11:27am
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@RMW: I'll let you in on a not so secret heads up!! hamilton is a "SUBURB OF TORONTO" and has been for years!!
February 28, 2014 - 6:47pm
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from the above picture yes TH field looks like a nice field BUT "world class"?!! new stadium will create new jobs BUT how many lost when old stadium closed it's doors?!! TH field will be a gain of how many new jobs over the old civic stadium?!!
February 27, 2014 - 5:11pm
But it IS world class compared to the little 'beer garden' in MTL.

Double-double's versus brewskies LOL.
February 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
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@Jhead: still jealous of the best downtown stadium in N.A.!! NOW THAT'S WORLD CLASS!!
February 28, 2014 - 4:35pm