Take a look if you haven't seen this yet.
Basically the press box was always meant to be named after Ivor Wynne but has never been publically acknowledged as such.
I sent Scott an e-mail in response suggesting that since we are coming up to 10 years since the last game was played at Ivor Wynne, maybe the last game of the year would be a fitting time for a halftime tribute to Ivor Wynne and an official naming ceremony.
I'm wondering what Ticats fans could do to advocate for this
If anybody can help to get this done it is Scott Radley. He is really good at championing these causes. A few years ago his lobbying helped to get the Twin Pad Arenas in Flamborough named after legendary NHL player and Hamiltonian Harry Howell.
While I completely understand the reality of the times, I was disappointed that the new stadium on the same property wasn’t going to retain the name Ivor Wynne Stadium.
When I heard the name Tim Hortons Field my knee jerk reaction was to name it ‘Tim Hortons Field at Ivor Wynne Stadium’. I guess that’s impractical for two reasons. First, the shear length of the name, and second I doubt Tim Hortons would take a chance that the common shortening of the name became Ivor Wynne Stadium instead of Tim Hortons Field.
So he had a lot to do with the upgrades to the old stadium and also athletics at McMaster. The gym at Mac used to be named after him iirc before it was renovated and renamed for Braley who made a large donation there.
It would be nice to keep the name alive and honour some of the history behind the old stadium. I would also think there should be some tie in to to Brian Timmis with his history with the old Tigers. I’m not aware of anything bearing his name at the moment since they took down the adjacent stadium when THF was built. The club areas and private suites might have some naming attached to them - maybe this is a place to start.
Coming soon, after naming rights expire (2023?): Stelco Field, aka "The Blast Furnace." Will make us sound way tougher and less like pastry chefs. No offence to pastry chefs.
Although I heard Stelco just demolished its last blast furnace. Apparently you don't need those anymore to make steel. Regardless, nicknames don't have to make sense. For example, Timmies only generates a small proportion of its sales from donuts these days - they are all about the coffee.