List of sports venues in Hamilton, Ontario
Two new sports venues opened up in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007-08, both of which are on the McMaster University grounds. The first is the $23-million Ronald V. Joyce Stadium, and the second is the $30-million David Braley Athletic Centre. New facilities will become part of the city's sports facility inventory as Hamilton prepares a joint bid for the 2015 Pan American Games with the city of Toronto.
The 6,000-seat Ronald V. Joyce Stadium is primarily a football stadium, with officials at McMaster University suggesting it may be the best soccer venue in the Golden Horseshoe after Toronto's BMO Field. It has tried to position the stadium for extensive soccer use. Extensive renovations were also done to the gym at the Ivor Wynne Centre. Total cost of the upgrades was $54 million. University officials have also noted that previous successful Pan Am and Commonwealth Games in Winnipeg, Victoria and Edmonton have utilized university facilities. Mac officials are also aiming to make the university one of the athlete villages.
Below is a list of sports venues found in Hamilton, Ontario.
- A.A.A. Grounds, is a park that was home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1872-1949.
- Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium, 3,000 seater at the Mohawk Sports Park
- Ivor Wynne Stadium, 30,000 seater. Current home of the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
- Pan Am Stadium, new 15,000/30,000-seat track and field stadium for the 2015 Pan Am Games (proposed).
- Brian Timmis Stadium, 5,000-seat soccer stadium.
- Ron Joyce Stadium (McMaster University), 6,000 seat stadium, opened in 2007.
- vertical drop: 99 metres or 330 feet (100 m)
- longest trail: 540 metres or 800 feet (240 m)
Cross country ski trails
Below is a list of ski trails in the greater Hamilton area:
- Dundas Conservation Area, off Governor's Road or Sulphur Springs Road between Dundas and Ancaster
- Valens Conservation Area Trail - 10-kilometre groomed trail system.
- Christie Lake Conservation Area Trails - 10-kilometre groomed trail systems.
- Flamboro Speedway, 1/3-mile semi banked asphalt oval auto racing track. It was established in 1961 and has provided excellent grass roots stock car racing action every year since, making it one of Canada's longest-running stock car tracks.
Below is a listing of marinas found in Hamilton:
- Harbour West Marina Complex
- Leander Boat Club
- Macassa Bay Yacht Club
- Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
Below is a listing of golf courses found in the greater Hamilton area:
- Beverly Golf & Country Club (18 holes, private), originated in 1957. It was formed as a non-profit corporation on a piece of farmland in the then Township of Beverly. The course was designed by Canadian Golf Architect, Robbie Robinson, as an 18 hole course. The first nine holes opened for play in 1959 and the back nine, one year later in 1960. 6,525-yard (5,966 m), par 70.
- Caistorville Golf Club (18 holes, public)
- Camisle Cedar Springs Rd (27 holes, public)
- Carlisle Golf And Country Club (27 holes, public), three nines, (3,409-yard par 36 north, 3,264-yard (2,985 m) par 36 south, 3,179-yard (2,907 m) par 36 east), and various tee deck options are available to cater to golfers of all abilities. Awards won include both Canada's Golf Course Ranking Magazine (Gold Medal, 1995) and Score Magazine (one of the top 18 women-friendly courses in Canada).
- Cayuga Golf Club (18 holes, public), 18 holes with 3 sets of tees each for all levels of play as well as a number of practice facilities and a full service clubhouse.
- Century Pines Golf Club (18 holes, public), The course was re-designed in 2001 in a parkland motif by renowned architect Ted Baker & Associates. The site includes a 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) clubhouse with a banquet room that can accommodate up to 300 people.
- Chedoke Beddoe Civic Golf Course (18 holes, public)
- Chippewa Creek Golf & Country Club (27 holes, semi-private), in Mount Hope. 6,300-yard (5,800 m), par 72 course offers a diverse 27 holes, irrigated fairways, elevated tees.
- Copetown Woods Golf Club (18 holes, public)
- Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club (27 holes, private)
- Dunnville Golf & Country Club (9 holes, semi-private)
- Empire Greens Golf Course (holes, public)
- Flamborough Hills Golf Club (27 holes, semi-private)
- Freedom Oaks Golf Club (18 holes, public)
- Glancaster Golf & Country Club (18 holes, public)
- Glendale Golf & Country Club (18 holes, private, includes curling rink with 6-sheets.)
- The Golfers Den (public)
- King's Forest Golf Course (18 holes, public)
- Knollwood Golf Club (36 holes, public)
- Oak Gables Golf Club & Driving Range (27 holes, semi-private)
- Paris Grand (18 holes, public)
- Pineland Greens Golf Club (9 holes, public)
- Pros Golf Centre (9 holes, public)
- Ramborough Hills Golf Club (27 holes, semi-private)
- Rock Chapel Golf Centre (9 holes, public)
- Satellite Golf Centre (9 holes, public)
- Scenic Woods Golf & Country Club (18 holes, semi-private)
- Southbrook Golf & Country Club (18 holes, semi-private)
- Southern Pines Golf & Country Club (18 holes, semi-private)
- Sundrim Golf Club (27 holes, semi-private)
- Willow Valley Golf Course (18 holes, public)
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- Moko, Larry (2008-09-13). "Moving the yardsticks: New $23-million stadium a statement of McMaster's grand ambitions as it builds a total university experience.". The Hamilton Spectator.
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- "Arenas Maps: Ontario". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- "Copps Coliseum Arena information". Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "A.A.A. Grounds: Canadian Football Timelines; Canadian Football web site". Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium: home of the Hamilton Thunderbirds baseball club". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Ivor Wynne Stadium Information (http://football.ballparks.com)". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
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- "Fast Facts from Hamilton's Past". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Flamboro Downs Race Track". Official web site. Archived from the original on January 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Flamboro Speedway Race Track". Official web site. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Hamilton Marina Information". Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Glendale Golf & Country Club includes a curling rink with 6-sheets". Retrieved 2008-01-25.