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Below, I have added more details regarding statements from January 24th, 2011 Pan Am Games City Report.
The following has been extracted from the January 24th 2011 Pan Am Games Update.
5) Grey Cup Games: The Tiger-Cats will attempt to bring at least two Grey Cup Games to Hamilton over the next ten years. It should be noted, however, that with a maximum expandable capacity (with temporary seats), of 35,000, this is maybe below the preferred level of the CFL. The Tiger-Cats representatives have indicated that the shortfall of 10,000 seats could be addressed through a payment of approximately $2 million per Grey Cup from the City to the CFL.
The commissioner has written a letter to Mr. Young indicating the following:
Hamilton is the preferred host for the 2015 Grey Cup. The formal awarding of the Grey Cup cannot be made until there is confirmation of the readiness of the stadium.
For stadiums failing to meet the established minimum seating requirements the Board of Governors may consider permitting less capacity where it is satisfied that the game can still be hosted in an economically viable manner by the host club.
Although the Grey Cup schedule has not been considered past the 2015 year it is possible that Hamilton could be considered for a second Grey Cup as early as 2021 provided it has demonstrated an ability to host an operationally and financially successful Grey Cup Game and Festival in 2015.
In the end, there are some things to seriously think about – three traditions that weigh in the balance of this substantial opportunity for Hamilton. Let’s challenge, yet be mindful of what’s both best for our city, and the future success and sustainability of these great Canadian traditions. The CFL, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and football in the heart of our community at 75 Balsam Avenue North.
Ivor Wynne Stadium