Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tim Horton's Field to Be Delayed Six Weeks

Confirmation on what a lot of people have been suspecting. Ontarios Sports Solutions which is apparently the consortium building Tim Horton's Field has sent a letter to city council stating the stadium opening could be delayed six weeks from the planned June 30th ready date.

Adding six weeks of prime summer weather certainly would help progress, although the Cats are scheduled to host Ottawa in their home opener on July 26th with another game just five days later on a Thursday night (ugh Thursday night games, who are we Toronto?). Hamilton's third home game isn't until August 16th.

So two games will probably be impacted. One thing to keep in mind is that the new stadium has a lot of fancy areas that could be potentially finished and opened later and thus perhaps an earlier opening would be possible with just the main core seating.

Of course the six week delay could also be wildly optimistic and more fuckups could still occur. Likely at least some games will be hosted in the stadium unlike Winnipeg a couple of years ago. And get ready for more Mac lotteries.

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