Hamilton is competing with Ottawa and Montreal for the rights to host the 2016 and 2017 Vanier Cups at Tim Hortons Field.
Graham Brown, chief executive officer of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, says an announcement will be made before Christmas.
But Brown wants a firm financial commitment, believed to be in the form of a $200,000 refundable cash guarantee, from the successful host municipality.
Hamilton’s bid, presented two weeks ago, does not include such a financial guarantee upfront.
Rom D’Angelo, director of facility management and capital programs, says the city is interested in hosting the event but says they are not committed to the $200,000.
He says the city is looking to create revenues from a partnership with the CIS.
D’Angelo says the decision not to guarantee the $200,000 is firm.
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