Tickets for the first of two Gray Cup matches that Hamilton will host for the next three years will go on sale starting Wednesday.
The 108th final of the Canadian Football League (CFL) is scheduled for Tim Horton’s field on Sunday, December 12.
The last time the city hosted the Gray Cup was the 84th edition of the game in 1996 versus 38,595 in the facility’s previous incarnation, the Ivor Wynne Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts won that game 43-37 over the Edmonton Eskimos.
The Argos were led by quarterback Doug Flutie, who would win his third Most Valuable Player award from the Gray Cup.
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The December Gray Cup game is expected to have a capacity of around 24,000. Fans in attendance will be required to show proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19.
Hamilton is slated to host a modified Gray Cup week in December with its traditional media events such as the arrival of the cup, the CFL awards, the head coaches conference and the commissioner’s state of the league session.
The league also revealed that the COVID-19 restrictions will prevent the event’s main concert series and other large-scale fan gatherings due to ongoing capacity restrictions for general admission indoor events without seats.
Overflights, pre-game and halftime shows for the game will be announced at a later date.
The city will also host the 2023 championship at Tim Horton’s Field.
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