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Hamilton, Ontario – Sporting Events Come Back Year After Year

Passion for sports thrives in Hamilton, making the city the ideal destination for your next successful sports event.

Conveniently located and easy to get to, Hamilton is home to experienced hosts and exceptional facilities - all offering cost-effective services.

Long after the cheers have quieted, they’ll still be talking about that great event in Hamilton.

Here are six reasons why.

1. Proven Track Record

Decades of experience hosting some of Canada’s most notable events combined with the city’s genuine warmth and hospitality, make Hamilton an ideal event location. Just ask our many repeat customers who choose Hamilton again and again. Sport event planners are consistently impressed by the calibre of Hamilton’s facilities staffed by professionals who take sports seriously. Find out what keeps them coming back and what notable events are headed our way.

Learn more about our track record.

2. Winning Facilities

Hamilton makes it easy to choose a venue participants will rave about. Experience the same state-of-the-art facilities that bring back regional, provincial, and national sporting events year after year. Here are just some of the highlights of our diverse facilities:

- Tim Hortons Field : This 22,500-seat newly rebuilt stadium is home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and host of several international sporting events such as the upcoming Women’s International Soccer Match (Canada vs Germany) on June 10, 2018.

- McMaster University: The David Braley Athletic Centre features the state of the art 5,500-seat Ron Joyce Stadium, two artificial turf fields, three gymnasiums, an indoor track and much more. McMaster University played host to its fifth USPORTS Men’s National Volleyball Championship in March.

- FirstOntario Centre: This 17,500-seat sport and entertainment arena is home to the OHL Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club and host of several successful events such as the 2017 World Junior Hockey Exhibition game between Canada and Switzerland and the 2017 Heritage Cup men’s international box lacrosse match featuring Canada and the U.S.

Learn more about the city’s facilities.

3. Superior Service

At Tourism Hamilton, we’re committed to making your event a success and ensuring your delegates leave happy.

Tourism Hamilton wants you to enjoy the planning process and is ready to help you at every step. Services include assistance with city-wide bids, site selection, financial incentives, and much more. With experience gained from hosting hundreds of sporting events, we understand event planners’ unique needs and challenges and value the success of your event as much as you do.

Learn more about the services we offer.

4. Getting to Hamilton

Conveniently located in the heart of Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe (one hour each way from Niagara Falls or Toronto), Hamilton is easily accessible from major highways and several international airports, including Hamilton International Airport, just minutes from downtown. Discounted airfare and transportation options are available through the Tourism Hamilton team. Just ask us – we know people.

Learn more about easy ways to get to Hamilton.

5. Accommodations

Choose from 1,600+ hotel rooms and three university residences providing comfortable, economical summer stay options. New accommodations are opening soon including a 229-room Sandman Hotel in the city’s east end this summer and a 134-unit Hyatt Hotel opening in 2019 at McMaster’s Innovation Park.

Learn more about Hamilton’s diverse accommodations.

6. Beyond the Event: Explore the City

Hamilton’s revival has made the city one of Canada’s most buzz-worthy destinations. Known for its distinctive urban feel, vibrant arts and culture, and exciting food scene, Hamilton also surprises with its stunning natural landscapes. No matter where they’re staying in the city, your event participants will always be minutes away from a scenic trail, hidden waterfall or waterfront boardwalk. Stay and explore to discover this great comeback city for yourself!

Learn more about things to see and do in the city.  

Let’s see how we can make your next sporting event a huge success.

Alana Henderson – Sport Tourism

905-546-2424 Ext. 3173


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