45,000 m² (485,000 ft²)
Building Envelope Consultant
Designed to meet the standards of both the Canadian Football League and the International Federation of Association Football, the Hamilton Soccer Stadium hosted the soccer competition of the 2015 Pan American Games and became home to the city’s CFL team.
Built on the site of the former Ivor Wynne Stadium, the structure accommodates a seating capacity of 22,500 permanent seats and includes grand stands, a field of play, and site development. Further amenities include luxury suites, club seats, concession and other patron amenities, press and broadcasting facilities, and multipurpose spaces.
Since the Games, the facility has been the home of the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats and can also accommodate special events, such as the Grey Cup, other professional and amateur sporting events, cultural happenings, and prestigious national and international events. The design of the stadium incorporates a high degree of flexibility, which allowed for an easy transition from the Pan Am Games program to a legacy facility. A portion of the facility is open to the local community for soccer training and other sporting activities.
Challenge: Realizing value and tight deadlines is paramount for a publicly funded project such as this. The building envelope solution had to balance using economical cladding materials without significantly decreasing the envelope’s performance.
Solution: To assist the project team with value management, our cladding specialists undertook detailed research of cladding systems to establish the key performance criteria that could not be sacrificed. With this information, materials were specified to meet the project’s value goals without sacrificing performance.