Artist rendering of Tim Hortons Field, proposed venue for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremonies
Proposed athletic venue at Sackville Hill Sports Park
Proposed swimming venue at McMaster University


A statement on Provincial Support for the Commonwealth Games

HAMILTON, October 7, 2020 – Hamilton2026 Bid Chair Lou Frapporti issued the following statement today regarding the support of the Province of Ontario to host the Commonwealth Games:

On behalf of the Hamilton2026 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, we want to express our appreciation to Premier Doug Ford for meeting with city leaders, including Mayor Fred Eisenberger, to discuss all possible hosting options as we look to create an innovative and fiscally responsible multi-sport Games focused on pandemic recovery and social impact.

The Commonwealth Games offer an unprecedented opportunity to support significant and long standing social, economic and environmental needs that align with the region’s existing and strategic investments in a spirit of equality, diversity and inclusivity. These priorities and our community engagement around them will continue.

Although our work remains in its early stages, our venue plans and associated budget have now been submitted to the City and will be made available to the public as will additional information when available.

The Bid Committee will remain open to further discussions with the Province to align on timing and will continue to work tirelessly with the Commonwealth Sport Federation to bring the Games back to Canadian soil.



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Virtual Community Forum

Hamilton has been given an opportunity to rebuild, regenerate and re-inspire our City right now. It’s about the Commonwealth Games and all that it brings, supporting a community at its time of greatest need. Re-watch the Hamilton2026 Team and Expert Supporters unpack the details and why this is our moment.

Part One: The Game Plan – Vision, Budget & Venues
Part Two: Affordable Housing & Social Impact

Regional Business Leaders’ Briefing

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