Summer is here and for Hamilton sports fans that means one thing — the return of Tiger-Cats football.
This year’s team promises to be one of the most exciting to hit Tim Hortons Field in years. Led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and one of the best defenses in the league, the team looks to be competitive in search of an elusive Grey Cup.
But if you need an extra reason to come out to the big game, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have you covered. In late May, the team announced that this year’s promotional schedule would feature four halftime concerts, Canada Day fireworks, and seven fan giveaways. As well, every game will feature $5 draught beer from the opening of the gates until kickoff.
Every home game of the season will feature a promotion of some kind, making each an opportunity to be at one of the best parties of the summer. Whether you’re a football fan or new to the sport, each game promises to be an incredible experience. The Tiger-Cats didn’t forget about their longtime supporters either. Events like the 1999 Grey Cup winning team reunion and Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony will have fans of the Canadian gridiron glowing with pride.
Things kick off June 6th at 7:30 pm with the team’s first and only home preseason game against arch-rival Toronto Argonauts. The game will feature a team pennant giveaway courtesy of the Tiger-Cats shop.
On June 13th, the team’s regular season home opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders will feature the 150th anniversary celebration kick-off. The first 5000 fans will receive a commemorative 150th anniversary coin and halftime will feature a performance by Canadian rockers The Trews.
The team returns home on June 28th against the Montreal Alouettes for their Canada Day celebration. Presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods, the game will serve as Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night and feature postgame fireworks.
July 13th will see the Calgary Stampeders come to town for the team’s Family Day game. There’ll be Paw Patrol, Spiderman, and Iron Man characters for children to enjoy. A halftime performance by a band to be determined will keep fans entertained and Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers will present the game’s giveaway of 3000 jersey lunch boxes!
Just two weeks later on July 26th, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers come to town for Country Night. Presented by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, there’ll be a halftime performance of live country music that’ll be sure to get people grooving.
August 10th against the B.C. Lions will be the team’s only home game in August and will be a must-see game for fans old and new. The game will feature a halftime presentation of the 2019 Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The game’s giveaway, presented by My Insurance Broker, is 5000 car flags that honour the team’s 150th anniversary.
September 2nd will be the annual Labour Day Classic against the Toronto Argonauts, affectionately known as Christmas for Tiger-Cats fans throughout the city. The game is presented by WeatherTech, Purolater, and Mark’s and will feature a halftime performance by legendary Hamilton rock band Teenage Head.
On October 4th, the Edmonton Eskimos come to town for the annual Wall of Honour Game. The halftime presentation will be Rob Hitchcock’s Wall of Honour Ceremony. As well, the night will be made special by a reunion of the 1999 Grey Cup winning Hamilton Tiger-Cats team. The night’s giveaway, presented by Active Green & Ross, will be 2500 Rob Hitchcock #42 jersey towels.
October 19th against the Ottawa RedBlacks will be the fan appreciation game. Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes and giveaways will take place for all the fans in attendance.
On November 2nd against the Toronto Argonauts, the final home game of the regular season will be the 150th anniversary celebration for the Tiger-Cats. Included will be the 150th anniversary party on the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Club Level. As well, WeatherTech will present a giveaway of 5000 retro bobbleheads.
Fans are encouraged to get their tickets sooner than later, as each of these games will draw in huge crowds.
To purchase tickets, fans can visit ticats.ca/tickets, call 905-547-CATS or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tigers, eat ‘em raw!