Labour day game slightly better than 50-50

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Six days to go before the Labour Day classic, and there’s only slightly more than a 50 percent chance that the new Tim Horton’s field will be ready.

That from the contractor,  Ontario Sports Solutions, after updating the city’s Pan Am Games committee this morning at Hamilton city hall.

The field is ready and the seats are in, but there’s still no elevators working and safety is a major concern.

The city has been assured the stadium will be wheel chair accessible.

City officials say a lot new equipment will be used in the stadium that employees are unfamiliar with and they’re worried the employees may not be trained and certified in time for Monday.

The upper west bowl will not be ready in time, so Monday’s capacity will be 18-thousand.

For Monday, only the south entrance will be used for entering and exiting, if they get proper permits.

Applications for those permits are being made now but there’s no timeline for their approval.

They’re hoping the approval will come by Friday, but there’s no guarantee that will happen.

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