Maybe I'm wrong... but when the south stands were rebuilt, didn't they just add-on to the foundation that was already there? ie. the lower 4 boxes were the original part. That was how some older man at the hall of fame explained it once.
Also, why would they call it 82 years old if nothing original was left?
My memories are very limited (as I was only 3 or 4 at the time), but it looked like, to my adult eyes, that it was a complete rebuild. Originally, before the new north stands were built, there was a cinder track that ran outside of the football playing field (I went to a school field day there once in the sixities). When they built the new north stands they extended the south stands (from their original beginning height of approximately 15 or 20 feet) right down to the sidelines (5 or 6 feet above the field). This replaced some bleachers (which sat on the south part of the cinder track) which I think (?) got moved to Brian Timmis Stadium.
So much for the history lesson from one old geezer. If anyone else has info, please share it. Remembering our past is a worthwhile timewaster in my book. :rockin: :rockin:
Although I never was in it, my brother-in-law Kent, who was a high school football coach in St. Catharines, knew Bob Krouse (as the football coach at Salfleet (?) ) and I think it may have been the Alumni Lounge. If it is, it was located at the South-West end on the South Stands. We had an open invitation from Bob to go to the lounge during a game, but sitting in the North Stands, we did not wish to miss any of the game so we never took up the offer. It is one of many regrets I have over the old IWS (Civic Stadium).
I was in that room in the '90's. On walk-thru days, prior to home games, the media conferences for both teams were held there. It was definitely under the South stands and, as I recall, it was on the left as you entered under stands from the field, pretty much at centre field. On game days, I expect it was an Alumni or VIP lounge.