May 18, 2017 4:09 pm

Repairs continue at Hamilton’s Tim Horton’s Field as football season closes in

A general view prior to the CFL football game between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-cats during at Tim Hortons Field on September 1, 2014 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Work continues on Tim Horton’s Field as football season is fast approaching.

The latest problem, involving  leaks around drains, could take half a million dollars to fix, according to Ward 12 Coun.  Lloyd Ferguson, chair of  stadium committee.

READ MORE: Tim Hortons Field needs more repairs: Hamilton councillor

The $5-million contingency fund for the list of problems only has about a million dollars left.

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Ferguson said staff  are making sure the repairs happen as the city is engaged in a legal battle with the contractor.

“We still have, I believe it’s in the order of just over one million dollars left yet for outstanding deficiencies and we’re getting near the end,” he said.

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Ferguson said most of the deficiencies identified have been repaired.

“We’re stuck with doing it ourselves because we have a duty to the users and to the public to make sure that stadium is finished,” he said.

The Tiger-Cats take on the Argos in the first  home game of the pre-season on June 16.

LISTEN: Counc. Lloyd Ferguson joins the Bill Kelly Show

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