The Rouge: What's your favourite memory of Ivor Wynne?

Ben Fisher,

10/22/2012 3:22:45 PM

You can pack a lot of history into 84 years.

Ivor Wynne Stadium has housed a lot of memories since it was constructed as Civic Stadium back in 1928 for the British Empire Games.

It's been home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats since 1950, as well as hosted three Grey Cups, numerous concerts, and even an outdoor American Hockey League game.

Ticat fans surely have several great memories of big games and big wins throughout the years; moments like Paul Osbaldiston's 54-yarder in the 1998 East Final, and of course, just about every Labour Day Classic.

Typically a hostile environment for the Double Blue, Toronto Argonauts fans can look back fondly at Ivor Wynne as the host stadium for the 84th Grey Cup. The 1996 championship game, when Doug Flutie and the Argos battled extreme weather conditions to top the Edmonton Eskimos and hoist the Grey Cup, is considered one of the best in league history.

 As a concert venue, Ivor Wynne has seen a number of eminent acts, from Rush to more recently, The Tragically Hip. The Pink Floyd show in 1975 was the most unforgettable, with the over-the-top pyrotechnics burning the scoreboard.

On Saturday fans say goodbye to the iconic structure, but not without first sharing some memories.

The Rouge asks: What is your fondest memory of Ivor Wynne Stadium? As always, it's Your! Call.