Ticats fans still frustrated over stadium delay

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML | Hamilton News

With the prospect of not seeing the Ticats play at Tim Hortons Field until Labour Day a distinct possibility, fans remain frustrated.

A top official with Ontario Sports Solutions, the company in charge of the construction, says finishing the venue in time for the team’s August 16 home game will be “a challenge.”

A decision on that game won’t be made until after a July 31 meeting of builders, the city and team officials.

Callers to CHML’s Bill Kelly Show say the city and team should have constructed the stadium elsewhere in Hamilton, such as the West Harbour, Confederation Park or East Mountain.

The Ticats’ new home was originally scheduled to be completed by June 30, but construction delays have pushed the total completion of the venue to October.

It has also forced the team to move its first two home games to McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium, including this Saturday’s clash against the Ottawa RedBlacks.

Work continues at the former Ivor Wynne Stadium site.

The turf at Tim Hortons Field has been installed and approved by FIFA officials for next year’s Pan Am Games soccer tournament.

More seats and hand rails at the 24-thousand seat stadium are going in, as is the new scoreboard.

The 0-and-3 Tiger-Cats will try to break their goose egg against Ottawa, 1-and-2, this Saturday night on CHML.

Our coverage of the game begins with the Pregame Show at 6pm, kickoff is at 7 o’clock.


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  1. I said it before and will say it again. This is direct result of our bumbling and inept council!
    These Morons have repeatedly put their Egos and self imaged view of themselves to make all the wrong choices
    This stadium should have been constructed at Confederation Park hand down. I would dearly Love to investigate who and why this was never given the light of day. The council interests are skeptical on this one. But Oh wait !
    We do have weeds and cracked pavement there which should bring in rodents and insects instead of tax dollars!