With just four dates left before the old Ivor Wynne facility is reduced to rubble, the Ticats’ quest for a temporary home field remains both pressing and unresolved. On Thursday, the CFL’s board of governors will gather for its fall session and get an update on what’s happening with the Ticats’ relocation plans.
Originally, it was thought the team would play its home games at nearby McMaster University while a new stadium was built on the Ivor Wynne site. McMaster officials scuttled that possibility in early June over a variety of issues, including increased traffic and noise levels. Since then, there has been next to no communication between the university and Ticats.
The most likely solution at this point in time is that the Ticats play their home games at Western University in London. TD Waterhouse Stadium is home to the Western Mustangs with 8,000 seats and space to add more, and talks between the university and Hamilton team officials are “heating up,? according to sources. The biggest drawback? Hamilton fans would have to drive two hours to London to watch their team play then another two hours to get home.
Ticats president Scott Mitchell declined comment Tuesday on anything to do with the team’s 2013 plans except to say the matter was being dealt with.