Iconic Hamilton sculpture headed for Tim Hortons Field
[b]"It's proven to be one of the most photographed and enduring pieces of Hamiltonia for close to half a century.
It's "Touchdown," the three-metre stainless steel iconic sculpture of two football players produced by Hamilton steelworker and artist Tony Gsellmann. It was unveiled Nov. 28, 1972 by then mayor Vic Copps as part of the opening of the $850,000 Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum.
The statue, which currently sits off Jackson Street West, shows a receiver making a leaping catch while a defender makes a simultaneously hit.
"It's become something of a symbol of Hamilton," former hall managing director Bill McBride said in 1980.
When the museum relocates to a new site at Tim Horton Field — along with 283 hall of fame busts — before the start of the 2016 Hamilton Tiger-Cat season, the 43-year-old sculpture will be going with it to a new location, likely at the north end of the stadium. In Hamilton, Touchdowns can be scored. And saved, so it seems."[/b]
"If I charged admission to everyone who took a photo of the statue I would be in better condition now. When they are going to court, when they are going out at night you see people taking their picture with it. Students jump on it for Mac graduation. Or two people will jump on it and replicate the pose. It's amazing.
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