Ticats fans happy they're staying

JENNY YUEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

HAMILTON - Roy Morrell threw his arms in the air with joy when he learned of the news that his beloved Ivor Wynne Stadium was getting a second chance at life.

“I love it, as long as they keep the stadium here and they don’t build it down in Burlington,” said the 40-year-old drywall apprentice outside of the Stadium. “It’s so great they’re doing improvements on this — on Ivor Wynne — because it’s a lot of culture here for this football stadium to be here.”

The 29,600-seat home of the Tiger-Cats has been begging for renewal and beginning next year, it will start to see some changes. Morrell said it will give a morale boost to the community.

“Everyone comes here every year, they love it,” he said. “No one wants to go down to Burlington. You can’t call them the Hamilton Ti-Cats if they’re there. I think that everyone in this whole community is appreciating that.”

He also hinted that there would be a revenue loss for him if they moved the new stadium elsewhere.

“Super games, like Labour Day games, there aren’t any parking spots so we let people use our driveway,” he said.

The Box J Boys, a group of Tiger-Cats supporters Tweeted that they were happy about the news: “So after all that the #Ticats are staying at #HamOnt Ivor Wynne Stadium. It was always the best choice but how much time & money was wasted?”


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