Formerly known as the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, Tim Horton's Field is a new multi-purpose stadium that replaces the Ivor Wynne Stadium and served as the soccer (football) venue for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan Games. It then became the permanent home for the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
The new stadium meets all of the technical requirements of both the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It also contains expansion capabilities necessary to host future Grey Cup games, along with press and broadcasting facilities, suites, concessions areas, and support space for the Games and legacy activities.
Tim Horton's Field is sited on a 5.45-hectare parcel where the venerable Ivor Wynne Stadium formerly stood. The design reimagined 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 Pan Am Games are the third largest international, multisport competition, second only to the summer Olympics and the Asian Games.
In addition to the Hamilton Soccer Stadium, Arup was the lead engineer for two other venues that were used during the 2015 Games in Toronto: the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and the York Lions Stadium. For this project, Arup provided structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as, IT/communications and security consulting, and sports lighting.