So what's plan B for Labour Day, guys?

Lloyd Ferguson is saying we're now down below a 75% chance for Labour Day.

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I recognize that the team is not responsible and that this is on the contractors for their failure. But what is the team going to do about the Classic now?

Mac is out, because Ron Joyce is supposed to be busy.
Guelph was out from the start, doubly so on Labour Day because of their own classic.
I see that the Rogers Centre calendar indicates no events on Labour Day Monday, but a Jays game the day before at 1pm.

Who thinks we're all piling on buses and train to go to Toronto for the LDC?

I see no other options but these,
concede, or play the game in an empty Stadium. :oops:

If THF isn't ready for Labour Day, the game can be played on Fred Eisenberger's front lawn.

It definitely won't be played on Labour Day at Rogers Centre -- takes 48 hours to convert from baseball to football. Baseball game the day before means no conversion in time for Labour Day.

The game could be rescheduled for Sept. 2nd as the RC is not being used that particular day.

[b]Confederation Park....All you need are the goalposts and a lawn chair,a bag of chips and something to wash them down with

:lol: :D :wink: porta pottie is on the left on top of the dirt mound. :cowboy: [/b]

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It can be done, they just choose not to.

The Oakland Raiders played less than 24 hours after the A's hosted a playoff game last year.

A's don't have huge sections of artificial turf that have to be pulled down to concrete floor with other turf laid in sections and pulled together after the stands are moved.
From the Rogers Centre website

  • Typically, it takes up to 30 hours to convert the stadium from a baseball diamond into a football field. It takes 20 hours to remove the diamond to go to the concrete floor. It takes 16 hours to remove the football field to go to concrete.

Do you really think Rogers Centre doesn't book ANY events all season the day before or the day after a Jays game (losing any rental revenue on those days) just to screw the Argos? They don't because it does take that long to change up the turf.

With a baseball game Sunday afternoon - not likely ending until 4 or 5 PM and 30 hours to convert the field it would have to be Tuesday at Rogers Centre if that turns out to be Plan B. Maybe we can return the favour in October and move one of our two games at Rogers Centre here if the Jays making the play-offs causes Rogers Centre scheduling problems for the Argos.

Bigg Difference Oakland Coliseum is Grass Skydoom aka Rogers house of play is Turf.

Copps ...
The first ever labor day arena ball game.. start a new tradition :stuck_out_tongue:

Moncton.

/said the Maritimer.

There is no Plan B. The plan is to give Lloyd a paint brush, shovel, and hammer. :wink:

Post of the year.

As a Plan C for this thread, please contact:

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Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

that won't work, Mr Collins will chase us off "his" lawn with cricket bats or sticks or whatever you call them. :wink:


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Bob,

Give 16,000 STHs paint brushes, hammers and shovels and we'll have THF done by noon on Sunday!

Typically, it takes up to 30 hours to convert the stadium from a baseball diamond into a football field. It takes 20 hours to remove the diamond to go to the concrete floor. It takes 16 hours to remove the football field to go to concrete.

While that is in fact really funny, Caretaker, some of us are concerned. A more serious answer would be appreciated.

Rogers and the Argos have consistently called it a 48-hour process when asked by reporters in the past, but whether it's 30 or 48, there clearly can't be a football game the day after a baseball game.

Hey if Tim Horton's Field is 75% completed according to Ferguson and local politicians, the seats are place, the field is in place, the rest could be temporarily brought in we have done it at Mac and the Cats did at Guelph, I'm sure if you give any fan a seat, a beer and a football game what more do you want? So you won't have the Giant Pretzels, or the Levy Gourmet Food but you'll have the basics until the rest of the place is ready.

If the local politicians miss this opportunity to open THF on Labour Day they will be missing a lot and many fans will be angered by this if not already by the delay.

Get Er Done!!

Beyond the usual assurances that everything possible is being done, I don't have any more useful update. Although if you check out the "Construction Cam at Tim Hortons Field" thread, you can see (thanks to the great photos other members on this site have posted over the months) the stadium is making daily progress. Everyone, the City, the Builder, Infrastructure Ontario, the Pan Am games Committee, and most of all the Tiger-Cats are keen to "get 'er done."