Hamilton is a big sports city and is famous for its love of just about every professional and amateur sport going. As a testament to the city’s commitment to promoting sport, Hamilton has a great number of hockey arenas, pools, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and even cricket pitches throughout the city. Other Hamilton pastimes include golfing, fencing, mountain biking, swimming, mountaineering, curling and martial arts. The city is also home to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Hamilton has hosted the prestigious Canadian Open PGA golf championships – five times, most recently in 2012, has one of North America’s oldest running races- the Around the Bay Race held every March, and was host to the 2003 Canadian and World Cycling Championships.
Closest to the hearts of many locals is Hamilton’s beloved Ti-Cats, the Tiger-Cats Football team of “Eat ‘em raw!” fame that has been cheered and jeered but never ignored in its over 135 years of games, many of them played at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Now owned by Red Hat and Lulu entrepreneur Bob Young, the team is hoping to add another Grey Cup win to the fifteen championships they already hold.
The Calder Cup Champion Hamilton Bulldogs are the local American Hockey League team that has brought hockey excitement to the City and they play regular season games at Copps Coliseum.
- City Recreation Programs
- Golf Courses
- Hamilton Bulldogs hockey
- Hamilton Cardinals baseball
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats football