Copps Coliseum, looking east on York Boulevard
Copps Coliseum, looking east on York Boulevard

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,[1] and the second is the $30-million David Braley Athletic Centre.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Below is a list of sports venues found in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ice arenas

Hamilton Arena Listing:[5][6]

Stadiums

HAAA Grounds
HAAA Grounds
Ivor Wynne Stadium
Ivor Wynne Stadium

Athletic centres

Race tracks

Marinas

References

  1. ^ a b "Ron V. Joyce Stadium announcement photo gallery". Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  2. ^ a b Brown, Dana (2007-02-08). "Fitnes buffs pumped up by new Mac centre". The Hamilton Spectator. pp. A10.
  3. ^ "Ex-premier expected to lead Games bid". (www.TheSpec.com). Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. ^ Moko, Larry (2008-09-13). "Moving the yardsticks: New $23-million stadium a statement of McMaster's grand ambitions as it builds a total university experience". The Hamilton Spectator.
  5. ^ "Hamilton Arenas Listing". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  6. ^ "Arenas Maps: Ontario". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  7. ^ "Copps Coliseum Arena information". Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  8. ^ "A.A.A. Grounds: Canadian Football Timelines; Canadian Football web site". Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  9. ^ "Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium: home of the Hamilton Thunderbirds baseball club". Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  10. ^ "Ivor Wynne Stadium Information (http://football.ballparks.com)". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  11. ^ "Flamboro Downs Race Track". Official web site. Archived from the original on January 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  12. ^ "Flamboro Speedway Race Track". Official web site. Retrieved 2008-01-25.