An early morning fire at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Saturday is not expected to affect the inspection process needed to get a green light to host Monday's Labour Day Classic.
According to a report from the Hamilton Spectator, a fire in a mechanical room shortly before 4am et caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the stadium, which is slated to open Monday when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Toronto Argonauts.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, according to the report and police investigators have been called in.
Meanwhile, Drew Edwards - the report's author - tweeted Saturday morning that the Ticats' practice scheduled for Saturday morning at the new stadium is to go forward as planned.
Local authorities, too, have expressed optimism that the go-ahead will be given.
"Contractors have advised us that they will be completing all the key construction pieces over the next two days, and getting final sign off this weekend," said City of Hamilton's General Manager of Public Works Gerry Davis. "These assurances give us confidence that the Labour Day game will proceed."
The Ticats had two contingency plans in place if the game couldn't be played Monday. They planned to move it to Tuesday night, either at Tim Hortons Field or Rogers Centre in Toronto.
According to CFL sources, the Tiger-Cats have called Rogers Centre to cancel any plans to move the game to Toronto.