Limited Edition Print: 1988 S/N $140
Artist’s Proof 198 S/N $195
Image Size: 14” X 21″
Giclee Canvas Print: $350
Image Size: 19″ X 29″ (ready to hang if picked up in Hamilton)
Canvas Edition Print: Open edition/signed $650
Image Size: 25″ x 38″ (ready to hang if picked up in Hamilton)
Originally built in 1928, the stadium became the home of the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1950 when the Hamilton Tigers and the Wildcats merged. The distinct black and yellow checkerboard stands gave it a unique look in the CFL and endeared it to the fans.
Several restorations were incorporated over its life-span and, at one time, had the largest seating capacity of any stadium in Canada.
Ivor Wynne Stadium was situated in the middle of a residential neighborhood which helped to give it a special place in the hearts of Hamiltonians.
The inspiration for my painting was the September 5, 1988 Labor Day Classic, in which Earl Winfield scored 3 touchdowns and the Tiger Cats won 56 to 28 over the Toronto Argonauts. The field and uniforms reflect that timeframe, although in our minds it could be any game.
This painting is not just about the stadium and the Ti-Cats. It is also a tribute to the fans who have supported the game of football in Hamilton for over a century. Look into the crowd… Do you see yourself there?
In 2012 the old stadium was demolished. It was replaced with a modern one which was erected on the same site.