Two new sports venues opened up in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007-08, both of which are on the McMaster University grounds. The first is the $23-million Ronald V. Joyce Stadium, and the second is the $30-million David Braley Athletic Centre. New facilities will become part of the city's sports facility inventory as Hamilton prepares a joint bid for the 2015 Pan American Games with the city of Toronto.
The 6,000-seat Ronald V. Joyce Stadium is primarily a football stadium, with officials at McMaster University suggesting it may be the best soccer venue in the Golden Horseshoe after Toronto's BMO Field. It has tried to position the stadium for extensive soccer use. Extensive renovations were also done to the gym at the Ivor Wynne Centre. Total cost of the upgrades was $54 million. University officials have also noted that previous successful Pan Am and Commonwealth Games in Winnipeg, Victoria and Edmonton have utilized university facilities. Mac officials are also aiming to make the university one of the athlete villages.
Below is a list of sports venues found in Hamilton, Ontario.
Hamilton Arena Listing: