Daily Gallery: Farewell Ivor Wynne
October 27, 2012
Ivor Wynne Stadium will hold its last CFL game today as the Hamilton Tiger Cats host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Ivor Wynne first opened up its gates in 1928 and has been home to the Hamilton Tiger Cats for the past 62 years. The stadium will be demolished later this year to make room for a new state of the art stadium to be completed by 2014.
Sportsnet.ca is taking a look back at some iconic moments in Ivor Wynne’s history.
Ivor Wynne was host of the 1996 Grey Cup, otherwise known as "The Snow Bowl". The Toronto Argonauts led by quarterback Doug Flutie defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 43-37 in one of the more memorable Grey Cup games of all time.
Ivor Wynne Stadium displays the names of former Tiger Cats greats.
The 2004 Vanier Cup took place in Hamilton’s Ivor Wynne Stadium marking the fist time the event was held outside of Toronto. The Laval Rouge et Or defeated the Saskatchewan Huskies 7-1. Ivor Wynne would also host the Vanier Cup in 2005 and 2008.
The 1972 Grey Cup was also held at Ivor Wynne Stadium where the hometown Hamilton Tiger Cats and quarterback Chuck Ealey defeated the Saskatchewan Rough Riders 13-10.
Ivor Wynne Stadium is no stranger to the snow, many football games have been played in the winter weather over the years.
The field being painted in preparation for the 1996 Grey Cup.
A mural in the corridors at Ivor Wynne commemorating its last year.
Ivor Wynne and the Hamilton Ti-cats hosted many Labour Day games against the rival Toronto Argonauts. This photo is from a memorable 2004 game that ended in a 30-30 tie.
The sun setting on Ivor Wynne Stadium. The stadium was home to many historic events in the city of Hamilton for 84 years.