Hamilton to look for new stadium site
Tiger-Cats and Pan Am Games officials wait for decision
Hamilton city council has approved a report recommending it consider another location for a new stadium to be used for the 2015 Pan Am Games and the CFL's Tiger-Cats.
The staff report calls for the stadium be built at the CP Rail yards, and that city officials be given until Oct. 12 to complete negotiations with the property owners.
The report says the rail yards appear to best meet the needs of the city and the Ticats.
The football team balked when council decided last month to build the stadium at a downtown location, over an East Mountain site favoured by the CFL team.
Ian Troop, CEO of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am bid, calls the vote important progress.
Troop says the evolving partnership between Hamilton and the Tiger-Cats and the selection of a site are positive steps.
"We must resolve the situation quickly to protect the integrity of our venue plan," Troop said Tuesday in a release.
"As we've always said, we'll require a concrete business plan that will give us the confidence in making decisions for the good of the 2015 Games and for a longtime community legacy."