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Reveal of the Hamilton Pan Am Stadium design

  • Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Time: 2pm to 3pm
  • Location: Ivor Wynne Stadium (Melrose Ave Entrance)
  • Address: 75 Balsam Ave N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carlene Siopis
  • Email: carlene.siopis@toronto2015.org
  • Phone: 647.206.0259

NOTE: Joey Coleman, your 24-7 Hamilton reporter, has lobbied TO2015 to abide by Hamilton's media policy therefore this event is open to the public as well as the media. Follow the link to show your support for Joey by the way. He has got our backs in making Hamilton an open society!

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) and its partners will announce the funding and design details for the sole soccer venue for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games—the new Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Media will have an opportunity to interview officials regarding the facility following the news conference.

TO2015, joined by officials from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Hamilton, will make the announcement on the current stadium's field.

Please check in at the media desk upon arrival.


Posted by lawrence

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By Today (anonymous) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:01:17

Nice job Joey!

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By JoeyColeman (registered) - website | Posted October 11, 2012 at 13:13:17 in reply to Comment 81495

No problem, I believe in open government and this was a "no-brainer" to me.

It's a taxpayer funded stadium and there's room for everyone who wants to be there.

We have a great City media policy and when our city tax dollars are being spent, we should ensure those who cover our City are able to do so.

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By rednic (registered) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:34:50

The fact that they wanted to exclude the public is pretty damning.

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:53:14 in reply to Comment 81496

True, or we can look at it as proud that Hamilton is a leader in open media and people doing business in this community simply need to be reminded of our open policies.

Are we fairly unique in this openness?

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By rednic (registered) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 23:01:18 in reply to Comment 81497

Don't get me wrong I think Joey is right to push for openness. But I also think the whole project has been hijacked by one man (Bob Young) for his personal benefit that it is sick.

It will interesting to see if there is a replacement announced for Brian Timmis (sp?) stadium lets not forget this is supposed to be an amateur sports legacy not PRO.

If there is no replacement for Brian Timmis (sp?) I can only assume that the TieCats consider themselves amateurs.

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By Conrad66 (registered) | Posted October 12, 2012 at 08:41:38 in reply to Comment 81506

I totaly agree with what you said rednic And Bob Young is to blame for this Stadium fiasco .. i donèt whant it there blah blah blah like a big baby thats Bob Young for yaaa !

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By Conrad66 (registered) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 12:16:23

I canèt wait to see this ... like Young said its suppose to be a state of the art Stadium .. we will finaly see after this debate we had for 2 years now .

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By Donny_Brook (registered) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 13:36:37

Unfortunately the Ti-cats media director has apparently announced to some fans they are not being allowed to attend, was expecting them to respect the Pan Am committee and the fans really too much?

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By CaptainKirk (anonymous) | Posted October 11, 2012 at 17:28:01 in reply to Comment 81501

Clarification: The unveiling at 2 pm is open to the public. The media conference held later by the Tiger-Cats at 3:30 is not.

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By Thepulseman (anonymous) | Posted October 13, 2012 at 00:04:28

What a terrible design...steep stands, 1000 steps, No endzone seatng, No Parking, Crime ridden Location...the new stadium is a bust

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