Hamilton Football Scores Double Win

by Wendy Young on September 4, 2014

It may not have been the most riveting of football games, but the match played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Monday — the score notwithstanding — posted a big fat win for the home team.

The traditional Labour Day Classic, between a pair of East Division teams suffering undeniably lacklustre mid-season stretches, was the first in the new Tim Hortons Field.

HTCStadium-002After a delay of more than a month and some decidedly unsportsmanlike mudslinging, the much-ballyhooed field opened underneath a sun-filled sky. And with it, the 92-year-old Ivor Wynne Stadium’s outdated presence was gloriously taken over by a $145.7-million newcomer.

The new stadium was built on the site of the old one, which meant that the infrastructure was already in place and so freed up more bucks for the featured player. The new field was shifted 90 degrees to a north-south axis from the original’s east-west format in an effort to minimize the sun’s effect on athletes and reduce wind inside the facility.

The Tim Hortons Field can actually accommodate fewer fans than Ivor Wynne could — the new one can host an audience of 24,000 for normal games; the old one had a capacity of 29,600 — but 80 percent of the cozy new fixed plastic stadium seats are located between the goal lines. What’s more, the new building’s individualized seats, each between 21 and 24 inches wide, are actually the largest average individual stadium seats of any outdoor facility in Canada.And the Tim Hortons Field boasts the widest between-row legroom among comparable facilities. Finally, this sleek new arrival offers the best football sightlines of any facility in the country.

The TiCats won the stadium’s inaugural game, by the way, 13-12, in front of the first 18,135 privileged fans to occupy the team’s new digs.

Wendy is a qualified BIA Insolvency Counsellor with Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. She counsels individuals in Hamilton, Burlington and St. Catharines about their financial problems.

Wendy Young – who has written posts on Bankruptcy Hamilton Ontario.

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