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Hamilton City Council is debating about Hamilton 100's bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games. It appears council will give unanimous support to proceed to the next step of the bidding process.

Hamilton 100 envision $1.425 billion will be the cost of the Games. $600M from Feds, $350M from the province, $250M from the City (which will use Hamilton's Future Fund, the money is already there) and $225M from money generated by the games revenue.

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There’s maybe an argument at this point to say give Birmingham 2026 & cancel 2022. Would give the World Athletics Championships & their athletes the space they need, 2022 is a very cramped sum

Agree with the logic of postponing Birmingham for 4 years.   Hamilton hosting in 2026 instead of 2030 would just be annoying (I feel the same about LA 2028 and kind of hope if Tokyo doesn't happen the

Hamilton takes another step toward bidding to host the Commonwealth Games
The city will endorse the second phase of Hamilton 100's bid, despite concerns about what it would cost

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/commonwealth-games-1.5468336

Hamilton city councillors will take the next step in encouraging a bid to host the 100th anniversary Commonwealth Games.

City council's general issues committee voted 10-3 Wednesday to give an endorsement letter to Hamilton 100, a local group of volunteers and business people who want the city to host the games in 2030.

There are still several steps to go. Hamilton 100 will submit the second phase of its bid, along with the city's letter of endorsement, by March 9 to  Commonwealth Games Canada. That group will select its preferred Canadian city by March 31, and if that's Hamilton, negotiations would start with the provincial and federal governments.

Both would have to contribute some significant money to the $1.425 billion effort. So would Hamilton, which city staff estimate will need to pitch in $300 million through private and city money.

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Now Hamilton has been offered the 2026 Games. Ugh, tough decision to make, take 2026 or bid for 2030?

 

Should Hamilton apply for the Commonwealth Games in 2026? Or gamble on 2030?

https://www.thespec.com/sports/hamilton-region/2020/04/02/hamilton-which-has-bid-for-2030-commonwealth-games-asked-to-consider-2026-games.html

Commonwealth Sport Canada — which oversees all aspects of the Commonwealth Games in this country — says the 2026 Games are Hamilton’s if the city and relevant stakeholders want them.

But if Hamilton does successfully arrange for the 2026 Games, it could not also stage the 2030 Games, for which Hamilton100, the corporation set up to plan and make Hamilton’s bid, has already submitted a strong two-part application as host committee. 

Brian MacPherson, CEO of Commonwealth Sport Canada told The Spectator Thursday afternoon that the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Games’ international governing body, has given Hamilton “first and sole” status for 2026, meaning it has the Games if it chooses to apply. 

If Hamilton doesn’t apply — or does apply but for some reason can’t come to all the necessary agreements to make it work — Hamilton would still be Canada’s only bid city for the 2030 Games but would face substantial competition from other cities around the world. 

Because of the pandemic, there are no other current bids for 2026, from any country. In the second stage of bids for 2026 and 2030 to the Canadian association on March 9, Calgary’s bid for 2026 was eliminated because it did not meet all the bidding criteria. 

The national and international bodies have requested a meeting by the end of April with all potential stakeholders in a Hamilton bid because it needs to award the 2026 Games by the end of this year, or at the very latest, in early 2021.

In a development that has been brewing for over a week, those stakeholders met by conference call Wednesday night and heard the 2026 offer from the Commonwealth Games Federation. Those on the call included the national and international Games organizations, Hamilton100, the city, and representatives of the federal and provincial governments.

“All we’re being asked right now is if we are open-minded to a conversation about it. We’re not being asked to make a decision, ” Lou Frapporti of Hamilton100, said earlier in the day.
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Hamilton could host the 2026 Commonwealth Games — but does the city want them?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-could-host-the-2026-commonwealth-games-but-does-the-city-want-them-1.5524513

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The mayor added that at this time, he prefers 2030 and is hearing the same from councillors because it offers them a longer timeline. The city isn't planning to make a decision until June or later, though their understanding is that the Commonwealth's international body wants to know by end of May. 

The bid group has until the end of April to express interest in pursuing the 2026 games. Should they choose to move forward, the group will start having discussions with all stakeholders, including the different levels of government, Frapporti said. 

To be officially awarded the gig, the bid group will need to satisfy all requirements and receive multi-party agreement. 

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There’s maybe an argument at this point to say give Birmingham 2026 & cancel 2022. Would give the World Athletics Championships & their athletes the space they need, 2022 is a very cramped summer. Although obviously it’d be best of all if they can find a host for 2026 & keep Brum - I like the Commonwealth Games, it’s very sad to see them in so much trouble :( 

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Singapore would be a great candidate city. It has the facilities, they have a stable economy, they've proved they can host mid tier multi-sport events, it's a safe country etc.

I would personally like to see the games held in Africa. Imagine the Commonwealth Games in Lagos or Nairobi (I would mention South Africa, but after the Durban fiasco... :unsure:)

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Agree with the logic of postponing Birmingham for 4 years.   Hamilton hosting in 2026 instead of 2030 would just be annoying (I feel the same about LA 2028 and kind of hope if Tokyo doesn't happen they'll rejig things so LA happens in 2032!) .

Is a real shame Singapore has yet to host the Commonwealth Games - they would be a great host city.

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