After the University ruled out the Hamilton Tiger-Cats playing in Alumni Stadium back in July, I thought that was the end of the issue. Apparently not so. I assume that it was the Ticats who reopened the discussions. The Guelph Mercury broke this news late this afternoon:
The Canadian Football League team has not announced where its games will be played next year. With its home venue, Ivor Wynne Stadium, to be demolished to make way for a new stadium to host the 2015 Pan American Games, the Ticats need somewhere to play next year and Alumni Stadium had been mentioned as a possible venue – among others.
The team reportedly met once more with senior U of G officials days ago. But neither side is speaking or even confirming such discussions took place.
“(The) only thing that I can say at this point is . . . that U of G does not have a comment to make at this time,” stated Charles Cunningham, U of G’s Assistant Vice-President – Communications, in an email Tuesday, when asked what the team is seeking from U of G or exploring through the university.
Find the full story here: Tiger-Cats home venue scramble may yet include Guelph in 2013.
As a Ticat fan who “technically” lives in Hamilton [I’m really a resident of Stoney Creek] I have to agree with Guelph Councillor Cam Guthrie when it comes to a 2013 location. “Everybody I’ve talked to wants it to be Guelph. It’s so much closer. It’s just hitting Highway 6 and then up (to Guelph),” Guthrie said. Ticats fans don’t want to go to Toronto or London.