I suspect some of the posters here are not Spectator subscribers… Steve Milton has written and posted a number of fascinating articles on Hamilton football over the years. One of the more interesting pieces is an article written by Gary Lautens in 1959. I would love to copy it here, but there might be copyright issues. Instead, here’s the link:Lautens 1959 article
Here’s a snippet:
In 1910, the club carefully budgeted such items each game as "apples and sandwiches — $7.50; oranges and gum — $3.85; street car to grounds — $7.50."In 1958, the club spent $57,000 on travel alone — $20,000 of that for one game, the Grey Cup contest in Vancouver.