Ticats to host first two home games at McMaster | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

Ticats.ca Staff

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that due to construction delays at Tim Hortons Field, the team will host its first two home games – July 26 vs. Ottawa and July 31 vs. Winnipeg – at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

“Today’s meeting with Toronto 2015, Infrastructure Ontario, ONSS and the City of Hamilton has made it clear that it would not be possible to safely deliver a game experience that would meet our standards within the current timeframe. As a result, we will now host our first two home games at Ron Joyce Stadium. After holding our home pre-season game on campus last month, we know that we can deliver an outstanding entertainment experience at McMaster.  In the coming weeks, we will have greater certainty regarding our August 16 game, but the builders remain adamant that Tim Hortons Field will be ready no later than Labour Day,” said CEO Scott Mitchell.

“While we are disappointed our fans will have to wait to visit our incredible new stadium, we know the world-class experience provided at Tim Hortons Field will exceed everyone’s expectations when it is complete.”  

Fans that have purchased tickets to these games will be issued a credit or refund for the full value of each game.  Details about the games at McMaster will be released tomorrow.

Fan Comments
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promise then not to deliver leaves hamilton yet again with a HUGE black eye!!
July 07, 2014 - 8:11pm
sounds like you need a HUGE black eye!
July 08, 2014 - 5:54am
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@WC: nice talk mr. cat!!
July 10, 2014 - 8:28am
The Ticats should have come up with a better backup plan. By the looks of the stadium and how far it was on Saturday, Id lean more toward it being ready Labour Day. The team should have organized with the City and University of Guelph to use Alumni Stadium again in case this happened.
July 07, 2014 - 4:14pm