45,000 m² (485,000 ft²)
Building Envelope Consultant
Designed to meet the standards of both the Canadian Football League and the 2011 International Federation of Football Association, the 22,500 seat Hamilton Soccer Stadium will host the soccer competition of the 2015 Pan American Games and become home to the city’s CFL team.
Built on the site of the former Ivor Wynne Stadium, the structure will accommodate a seating capacity of 22,500 permanent seats and include the construction of new grand stands, a new field of play and site development. It includes such amenities as luxury suites, club seats, concession and other patron amenities, press and broadcasting facilities and multipurpose space. After the Games, the facility will be the new home of the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats and will be able to 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 to accommodate an easy transition from a Pan Am Games program to a legacy facility. A portion of the facility will be opened 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.