Come see a tiny Pan Am stadium at Artcrawl
As stadiums go, it's certainly smaller than Ivor Wynne.
A new 3D model of the soon to be built Pan Am stadium is on display right now at Tourism Hamilton, in the Lister Block at 28 James Street N.
Anyone looking for a sneak peak at what Hamilton's new east end stadium will look like can stop in during Friday night's Artcrawl to have a look.
The new stadium is expected to be ready by June 2014.
Here are 10 facts about the new Pan Am stadium:
- $145 million capital project — city contribution is $45 million from the future fund
- Seating capacity is 22,500 — an additional 1,500 can be accommodated on the housing patio, bringing total attendance to 24,000
- Stadium has been designed for additional temporary seating of 17,500 to accommodate major events like the Grey Cup
- FIFA- and CFL-approved two star turf with painted lines for multi-sport conversion
- A planned 1,500 hours of annual community use
- Four large dressing rooms that can be reconfigured into eight smaller dressing rooms
- Fully accessible seating
- Four entrances with one large pedestrian entrance that serves as a plaza for pre-game festivities
- 30 suites, 2 group suites and 750 club seats
- Sole host venue to all 32 Pan Am soccer games, including the Pan Am medal round