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
Mohawk 4 Ice Centre,  Mohawk Sports Park
Mohawk 4 Ice Centre,
Mohawk Sports Park
Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre
Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre
Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena, Parkdale Avenue
Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena,
Parkdale Avenue
Eastwood Arena, Burlington Street
Eastwood Arena,
Burlington Street
J L Grightmire Arena, (Market Street Arena), Dundas
J L Grightmire Arena,
(Market Street Arena), Dundas
Scott Park Secondary School & Arena
Scott Park Secondary School & Arena

Athletic centres

Ski hills

vertical drop: 99 metres or 330 feet (100 m)
longest trail: 540 metres or 800 feet (240 m)

Cross country ski trails

Below is a list of ski trails in the greater Hamilton area:

Race tracks

Marinas

Below is a listing of marinas found in Hamilton:[16]

Golf courses

Below is a listing of golf courses found in the greater Hamilton area:

Images

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. ^ "Toronto, Hamilton win Pan Am Games bid". Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  12. ^ "Central Collegiate Institute".
  13. ^ "Fast Facts from Hamilton's Past". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  14. ^ "Flamboro Downs Race Track". Official web site. Archived from the original on January 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  15. ^ "Flamboro Speedway Race Track". Official web site. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  16. ^ "Hamilton Marina Information". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  17. ^ "Glendale Golf & Country Club includes a curling rink with 6-sheets". Retrieved 2008-01-25.