A study commissioned by the Hamilton 2026 Bid Committee says that staging the Games would contribute between CAD300 million (£176 million/$224 million/€193 million) and CAD374 million (£219 million/$279 million/€240 million) to the city's gross domestic product.
Commonwealth Games 2026
The Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid team has announced that one of the longest-serving public servants in the city, Nancy DiGregorio, has joined its movement.
Hamilton 2026 has admitted it will miss a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) deadline to secure commitment from municipal, provincial and federal partners due to the "magnitude of the work being undertaken".
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has suggested the organisation will be willing to give Hamilton 2026 more time to secure the required Government support if it has seen enough progress by the initial deadline.
Hamilton Mayor throws doubt over 2026 Commonwealth Games bid after warning it will not be bound by CGF deadline
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger has warned the Canadian city will work to "its own timelines" in deciding whether to formally support a bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Officials hoping to bring the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Hamilton are set to make their case during a meeting of a City Council committee tomorrow amid concerns over the spending of public money on a mega event during a pandemic.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg claimed the Hamilton bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is "moving forward".
Hamilton 2026 has welcomed news of a CAD400 million (£233 million/$295 million/€258 million) renovation of the city’s arts and entertainment district, which will include a modernised arena, a newly renovated convention centre and the renovation of a concert hall.
Former CBC Sports executive Scott Moore has backed Hamilton 2026’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games, with the media executive set to volunteer for the bid team.
Commonwealth Games representatives to discuss Hamilton 2026 bid with city's General Issues Committee
Members of the Hamilton bid team, Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) are to meet the city's General Issues Committee (GIC) to discuss the city's planned 2026 bid.
The group organising Hamilton's bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games has been given a September deadline by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to secure Government support.
There are fears that if Hamilton is chosen to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games it could put at risk Toronto's chances of staging matches in the FIFA World Cup, which Canada is due to co-host with the United States and Mexico.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has said the organisation is working flexibly with Hamilton over the prospect of the Canadian city hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games, framing the event as a potential stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamilton 100 are working to develop a potential plan for a 2026 Commonwealth Games, after the group were encouraged to consider switching from their initial aim to host the multi-sport event in 2030.
Hamilton to decide to bid for 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games after being named preferred Canadian candidate
Hamilton has been chosen as Commonwealth Sport Canada’s (CSC) preferred candidate city to host the Commonwealth Games, with a decision expected to be made by the end of May over whether to bid for the 2026 or 2030 event.