Friday, November 02, 2012

Ivor Wynne Stadium 1927-2012

The storied Ivor Wynne Stadium, home to DCI Canada in the eighties is finally coming down:
Farewell to Ivor Wynne Stadium | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun Time for one last huzzah! Time for one final chorus of Oskie-Wee-Wee. Then, Saturday, the music will be stilled, the lusty cheers of a sellout crowd will be quieted and the lights will darken for all time as Ivor Wynne’s gates squeak shut. For 85 years, the corner of Balsam and Beechwood Aves. has been the gathering ground for organized sports in Hamilton. Scott’s farm at the turn of the 20th century was a social meeting place, officially becoming known as Scott’s Field around the Roaring ’20s, morphing into Civic Stadium through the age of hoop skirts and bobby socks, finally being reincarnated as Ivor Wynne in 1970. Unofficially, it has been called everything from quirky and quaint to a rat hole. And, to be honest, it has been — and is — all of those.
DCI Canada button circa 1980
(from http://www.drumcorpscollectibles.com/DCI%20Canada.html )