The Hamilton Tiger-Cats could become the Oshawa Titans if a local councillor can persuade his colleagues to offer the CFL team a new home.

With the Tiger-Cats poised to leave Hamilton over a dispute about a new stadium, Robert Lutczyk is proposing to build it in Oshawa.

The facility would be built for the 2015 Pan Am Games’ soccer matches, then become the permanent home of the Tiger-Cats, renamed Titans, if Lutczyk has his way.

“An opportunity has presented itself,” an excited Lutczyk said Thursday, noting team owner Bob Young has told Hamilton council they’re leaving the city.

“We’ve got to have a formal position to say, ‘Look at us, don’t pass Oshawa by in this.’”

Lutczyk proposes to build the stadium on a privately owned 36-hectare site north of Highway 401 between Thickson and Stevenson roads.

The location, which is close to GO and Via transit, would draw 1 million people from an area bordered by Pickering, Peterborough and Kingston, he said.

“It fits the bill (Young) is looking for to a T and more,” he said, adding Oshawa would act as the facilitator in a deal involving the land owner, the Pan Am Games, Tiger-Cats and CFL.

Lutczyk plans to discuss the idea at a council committee meeting Monday.