Pan Am Hamilton Stadium
Hamilton, ON

The Pan Am Hamilton Stadium, also officially named Tim Hortons Field, has the largest average number of individual stadium seats of any outdoor facility in Canada. The 22,500 seat fixed stadium is expandable up to 40,000 seats for special events and is the new home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The stadium was also a soccer venue for the recent 2015 Pan American Games.

Client
Bouygues & Kenaidan (Joint Venture)
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Bouygues & Kenaidan (Joint Venture)
Owner
Ontario Sports Solutions
Architect
Cannon
Structural engineer
ARUP
Construction manager
Jean-Philippe Mylonas
Facts & Figures
  • Estimated Tonnage: 2500 tonnes
  • Over 10,000 assemblies of steel
  • Heaviest piece approx. 8.5 tonnes
Our Role

Walters began fabricating and delivering steel to the site in the summer of 2013 and manufactured all the structural steel, including the steel stairs for the east and west stands of the 22,500 seat fixed stadium.

Overcoming Challenges

The work was performed in a tight residential area surrounding the stadium, so noise was a concern.  Walters decided to use Tension Control bolts which generate less noise when torqueing compared to standard bolts. It was also a small site with numerous trades on site together. Careful planning and execution was instrumental with multiple trades and multiple cranes to ensure efficient and safe work.

Location
Balsam Avenue North, Hamilton, ON
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