Articles posted in January 2011

Ivor Wynne Moves Forward

Published on January 24, 2011

Tense moments occurred during Hamilton council’s debate on the Ivor Wynne Stadium renovation proposal to Toronto2015 as the site report was earlier revealed to have a substantial funding shortfall.

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Happy Birthday CFL

Published on January 19, 2011

Birthday wishes for the CFL today as it turns 53 years old. Canada’s professional football league was born out of the Canada Football Council on January 19th, 1958 at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg. The CFC had existed since 1956 and other Rugby Unions before that to compete for the Grey Cup, but in 1958 the Canadian Football League name was adopted as they withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union to become the professional league competing under Canadian football rules.

CFLdb would like to take this opportunity to wish the CFL many, many more.

Stadium Chicken

Published on January 11, 2011

For the past year the city of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been involved in a extended game of chicken, each waiting for the other to jump. Just when it appeared each had stubbornly braced for a crash, one party or another would flinch before returning to the steely gaze they were locked in. As they accelerated towards each other the indications of concession increased in frequency, only to be revealed as feints. When we left this story, the Aberdeen site had been pulled off the table. Mayor Bob Bratina wanted to revisit the Confederation Park site next and we waited to see if a motion to investigate that site would pass council.

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