More than two years after Tim Hortons Field opened, football fans are still waiting for a Grey Cup final to be awarded to Hamilton.
The Tiger-Cats haven’t hoisted the trophy in 17 years and it sounds like the Canadian Football League’s championship game won’t be played in Steeltown until at least 2019.
Ticats president Scott Mitchell tells CHML News, 2018 “is extremely tight” to submit a bid.
A report going to city council on December 7 will show that once a bid is submitted it takes roughly two years to prepare to host a successful Grey Cup final.
The last time the Grey Cup was held in the city was 1996 at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Mitchell says “there’s no question” the city is long overdue to host the game but adds the legal claim against the builder over construction delays at Tim Hortons Field “must be resolved before they bid on the Grey Cup.”
Toronto is hosting this year’s final and Ottawa will serve as host in 2017.