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HAMILTON, Ont. Stefan Matteau Jersey . -- Hamiltons new stadium isnt quite half finished with just seven months before its scheduled to open, but Pan Am Games CEO Ian Troop and Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina vow it will be done on time and on budget. "You bet," Troop told reporters Thursday during a tour of the construction site. "Were right on track." The CFLs Hamilton Tiger-Cats are slated to move into the $145.7-million state-of-the-art facility on June 30, 2014. "We started it with that in mind and were right on track," said Troop, who heads up the organizing committee for the 2015 Pan Am Games. The stadium, which will host all 32 mens and womens soccer games at the Pan Ams, is being built on a 5.45-hectare parcel of land where the historic Ivor Wynne Stadium once stood. Bratina said if there are things that arent completed by June, they will be minor and wont threaten the scheduled opening. "There may be some washrooms that need painting or something like that," Bratina said. "With several months to go and assurances from contractors were looking good, Im sure it will be minor cosmetics that may be left over. "But certainly I think by the end of June well be playing football and soccer in this stadium." Hamilton will want to avoid the issues Winnipeg had with its new stadium, which was scheduled to open for the 2012 CFL season but didnt see any football until 2013 due to construction delays. The Pam Am Games organizing committee says the stadium is more than 46 per cent complete and "progressing on time and on budget." The structural steel frame is roughly 96 per cent done while more than 80 per cent of the high voltage electrical work has been finished. The committee says pre-cast concrete installation (over structural steel frame ) is 22 per cent done, more than half of the underground mechanical and electrical work is complete, masonry block installation on the west and south sides has begun, steel decks for pedestrian areas are more than 90 per cent finished and foundation work is also complete. Pre-cast concrete will be complete early in the new year, the organizing committee said, while seating and turf installation will happen in the spring. The stadium will feature two tiers of seats on both sides of the field with an initial seating capacity of 22,500. But that could expand to 40,000 seats for major events like the Grey Cup. It will meet all the technical requirements of both the CFL and FIFA, soccers governing body. The new field has shifted 90 degrees to a north-south axis from Ivor Wynnes east-west format. The move is designed to minimize the effect of the sun on athletes and reduce wind inside the facility. "You think in terms of the old Ivor Wynne and you come here and start realizing whats being built here is quite an impressive facility," Troop said. "You can see the size and height and the nature of whats going to be here and your mind quickly wanders to what its going to be like when youve got the championship soccer games during the Pan Am Games." It will have a seating capacity of roughly 24,000 for Ticats home games and also feature 700 club seats, 400 group sales suites seats, 30 VIP suites, six elevators, larger seats, updated press and broadcasting facilities and concession stands on all levels. The stadium will be able to host professional and amateur sports competitions as well as cultural events. There will also be a public plaza in the south end. The federal government is footing $69.3 million of the bill. The city of Hamilton is paying $54.1 million with the province chipping in the remaining $22.3 million. Bratina understands people doubting the project will finish on time and on budget but said hes sensing a shift in public sentiment regarding the stadium. "Overriding that is actual pride in the building," he said. "Im hearing less concern and more,Wow. The stadium is located in a residential section of the city but Bratina says its a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. "The neighbours are all excited about it and some of them are even saying their property values have gone up so theres another conversation going on I dont think its as strongly oriented towards budgeting and time," he said. Alex Tuch Golden Knights Jersey . Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday night. Deryk Engelland Jersey . The game had many controversial incidents that, upon closer inspection, were not as controversial as many believed. 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Weve got to figure out a way to get better in the second half.Jacksonvilles lowlights included:— Being outscored 17-0 in the second half.— Gaining 73 yards in the second half, including just 4 in the third quarter.— Holding the ball for 9-plus minutes after the break.— Allowing 180 yards in the final 30 minutes.I cant pinpoint a reason right now, left tackle Luke Joeckel said. It needs to get fixed.Its been a problem all season, really.The Jaguars (2-11) have been outscored 79-32 in the third quarter. Theyve been even worse in the second period, which is when teams start making in-game adjustments.Jacksonvilles youth and inexperience are surely part of the issue, but the Jaguars arent making excuses, especially a week after they dominated the New York Giants in the second half.There are some things that we wanted to go out there and do, and adjustments we wanted to make, but we couldnt in that third quarter, tight end Marcedes Lewis said. So once again, we put ourselves behind the 8-ball going into the fourth quarter. Now were playing catch-up where we have to pass the ball, and then theyre teeing off on us. Its tough in this league when you put yourself in that position.Even tougher when J.J. Watt is on the other side of the ball.Watt created major problems, finishing with three sacks and five quarterback hits. The Jaguars lost starting right tackle Auustin Pasztor last week and went with unproven veteran Sam Young. Calvin Pickard Golden Knights Jersey. . Not surprisingly, Watt dominated the matchup. He was most disruptive once the Texans took a double-digit lead.Bortles completed 20 of 29 passes for 205 yards, with a touchdown to Allen Hurns and the costly interception. Denard Robinson ran 10 times for 30 yards.Lewis was one of the few bright spots, catching three passes for 69 yards — his best performance since Week 2.Young or not, were in the NFL, Lewis said. At some point, you have to put it behind you and take a step forward in the right direction. ... For one reason or another, we keep ending up behind the 8-ball. It sounds like a broken record.The Jaguars led 13-10 at halftime and had done so much right.But everything went wrong from there, and the franchise lost for the 37th time in its last 45 games. Of those, 27 have been by double digits.Houstons Arian Foster ran for 127 yards and a touchdown, a 1-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter was the play of the game.After quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick got stuffed on third down, the Texans lined up for a field goal before calling time out and opting to go for it. Foster emphatically told coach Bill OBrien he wanted the ball.Foster initially looked he would be stopped for a loss, but he eluded a tackle, headed in the other turned the other way and high-stepped into the end zone.I was just screaming for him to give me the ball, Foster said. We took a step in the right direction.The Jaguars headed the other way.We need to find a way to get better in the second half, Shorts said. Im not sure what happened, but weve got to figure out a way to get things going. We cant have one good half and one bad half. We have to play a full game together.___AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '
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