Was this place poorly built intentionally so that it would match the rest of Hamilton? Not even two years old and the little bandbox is already falling apart.
[b]Speaker falls 30 metres at Tim Hortons Field[/b]
The city is removing the speakers lining Tim Hortons Field after one of them fell more than 30 metres to the ground.
Reports say inspection of the speakers around the stadium found them to be faulty.
Scott Mitchell, CEO of the Ticats, confirmed that a speaker had fallen. He referred other questions to the city.
Mitchell says that “there will be sound, absolutely,? for next Friday’s pre-season home game against the Ottawa Redblacks, “and the goal is that the fans wouldn’t notice any difference. We’ll have to see exactly what the situation is.
“It’s a city facility and we will defer to the city to make sure everything’s being taken care of.?
Mitchell said that the Tiger-Cats have continually been sinking money into the stadium — including remedying some sound system shortcomings — in order to make the game-day experience more viable and pleasant as the various parties involved argue about who will pay for the hundreds of deficiencies in the stadium construction.
“The reality is that we’ve spent millions of dollars to continue to address the deficiencies that, quite frankly, the average fan doesn’t see, because of the investment we continue to make,? Mitchell said after Wednesday’s Tiger-Cat practice at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.
“We’ve augmented and mitigated some of the concerns around the audio system the past couple of years: things like the LED board. And there are various things we’ve had to invest in while the city deals with the issues with Infrastructure Ontario and contractor Ontario Sports Solutions.
“Our commitment to the fans is to have this incredible experience that we consider to be the best in North America and in order for us to deliver that through this process it’s a major, major investment and this is another example of that as we continue to move forward.
“If there’s issues with the audio visual system, which there are obviously are, we’ll invest against that in order to make sure that the fan experience is exceptional.
We’ll have to see what’s impacted exactly, but what we can say for sure is that if it is impacted we’ll continue to invest and mitigate the deficiencies.
“The goal would be that the fans wouldn’t notice. But we can tell you that there are a lot of things that the fans haven’t noticed that have cost us millions of dollars to address.?