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DISASTER AT CDN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME'S 500th VISITOR CELEBRATION: Code Bad Part III

Touchdown Statue in front of Canadian Football Hall of FameIt wasn't the celebration that brought the house down, as police investigate the roof cave-in at Canada's Football Hall of Fame, downtown Hamilton.

The band was prepped, the streamers were ready, and the security guard was wide awake as Billy Manzarek, the 500th visitor since the CFHF's inception in 1972, walked through the door.  "Everything looked fine," said receptionist/curator/security guard, Gregory Lancaster, the octogenarian "Jack-of-all-trades" behind CFHF.  "It wasn't until he entered the mascot room that we realized something was wrong."

Indeed, a large section of the roof had caved in, and police estimate that it happened weeks prior to the celebration, judging by water damage to the original T.C outfit.

"We never go in that room," says Lancaster.  "I do my rounds in the front of the building and then it's the crossword for the rest of the day.  To be honest, our 499th visitor was in 2012."

Council will tackle rebuilding the CFHF next Wednesday, in council..  Sources in City Hall say there's talks of turning the building ninety degrees in hopes of a revival. Police have ruled out any suspicious activity

>> CODE BAD PART I: Hotel Hell

>> CODE BAD PART II: Hess Village's "Douche Dome"

By Farley Hammerton

Photo credit | wikipedia

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