The following noticeof motion was issued by Clr. Merulla this morning, followed by commentary from other councillors and Clr. Merulla:
Grey Cup Notice of Motion
Moved by Councillor Sam Merulla
Whereas the City of Hamilton is home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football club; and
Whereas Tim Horton’s Field is a new stadium and capable of hosting large sporting and entertainment events; and
Whereas the last time Hamilton hosted a Grey Cup was in 1996; and
Whereas hosting events at the new Tim Horton’s Field is an opportunity to showcase the stadium and community; and
Whereas there has been a commitment at the time of the stadium negotiations that Hamilton would host two Grey Cups within a 10 year timeframe upon substantial completion;
Therefore be it resolved that:
The City Manager and staff meet with the CFL and Hamilton Tiger-Cat’s Football club in an effort to
assist and determine how to realize the City’s desire to host a Grey Cup as soon as possible.
(from Clr. Farr)
Dear Councillor Merulla....Excellent suggestion and pursuit!! Please count on my support!! Thanks Councillor Jackson...
Sam the Ticat lease states they are to host two grey cups in Hamilton
Yes, but the TiCats don't have the authority to grant themselves the Grey Cup. The CFL, does, hence the need to confirm the dates accordingly.
Thanks for the support.