The new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium is under construction on a 5.45-hectare parcel in Hamilton’s Stipley neighbourhood where the venerable Ivor Wynne Stadium formerly stood.
The design reimagines the historic site — fittingly, the same ground where Canada held its first major international competition, the British Empire Games in 1930 — as a flexible “neighbourhood stadium” that can host professional and amateur sports, cultural happenings and prestigious national and international events.
The stadium has a realigned footprint facing north-south, which reduces wind and sun shading on the field of play. It also has fantastic sightlines and first-class amenities, such as 30 suites, six elevators, bigger seat sizes, updated press and broadcasting facilities, and concession stands on all levels.
The stadium meets the highest standards for accessibility and the most up-to-date technical requirements of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), including new FIFA-approved artificial turf.