Hamilton to Host 109th Grey Cup in 2021
The Canadian Football League announced Thursday the 109th Grey Cup is coming to Hamilton and Tim Hortons Field in 2021. The unprecedented announcement saw the CFL award Grey Cups to two winning bids (Saskatchewan in 2020 & Hamilton in 2021) and was made live on TSN.
"We're thrilled that Hamilton, which boasts a football tradition second to none, will welcome the Grey Cup in 2021, its first opportunity to host in 25 years. I know the Tiger-Cats look forward to showcasing the renaissance underway in the City of Hamilton, which will celebrate its 175th anniversary that year," said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. "We have challenged our teams and their communities to raise the bar by making each Grey Cup the best ever. Edmonton took it to a new level last year and Calgary, Saskatchewan and Hamilton have put together plans that will continue to take the Grey Cup game and festival to new heights."
The Grey Cup game, which is preceded by a week-long festival featuring activities for fans of all ages, parties and a wide variety of entertainment, will be held in Hamilton in November 2021.
"On behalf of the entire Tiger-Cats organization, I want to thank the CFL, the board of Governors and Commissioner Randy Ambrosie for selecting our bid and awarding Hamilton the 2021 Grey Cup," said Bob Young, Caretaker of the Tiger-Cats. "We also want to thank our fans from across TigerTown, our corporate partners and the City of Hamilton. Together we have an incredible opportunity to showcase this community's amazing growth and renaissance by hosting Canada's largest sporting event during Hamilton's 175th anniversary year."
The Tiger-Cats also announced the introduction of The Caretaker's Commitment - the only way to guarantee your 2021 Grey Cup tickets in 2019. The Caretaker's Commitment ensures that Tiger-Cats season seat holders, with continuous ownership of their seats from 2019 to 2021, will have first access to their Ticats seat location at the 2021 Grey Cup game (or available seats in a different section if they choose), an exclusive preferred price on their 2021 Grey Cup tickets, and first access to event tickets for 2021 Grey Cup festival activities in the week leading up to kickoff of the Grey Cup game. For additional information on The Caretakers Commitment, please visit our 2021 Grey Cup FAQs page on Ticats.ca.
The 2021 Grey Cup will mark the 11th time Hamilton has hosted the Grey Cup game (1910, 1912, 1913, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1944, 1972, 1996) and first at Tim Hortons Field. One of Canadian's premier sports and entertainment venues, Tim Hortons Field has hosted the 2015 Pan American Games (Football/Soccer), numerous concerts, a Rugby Canada Men's World Cup Qualifier match, two Canada Women's National Team soccer matches, the CFL Eastern Final, the Vanier Cup, hundreds of youth soccer and minor football games, and will be home to the inaugural Canadian Premier League match this year between Forge FC and York9 FC on April 27 at 1 p.m.
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