Capacity limits increased for Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Forge FC games at Tim Hortons Field

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Published September 24, 2021 at 3:31 pm

With COVID-19 capacity rules in place, fans watch the 2021 CFL Labour Day Classic between the hometown Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts at Tim Hortons Field. (Photo by Anthony Urciuoli)

More fans are allowed in the stands at Tim Hortons Field.

The province announced Friday (Sept. 24) that capacity limits enacted to limit the spread of COVID-19 will be increased from 50 to 75 per cent.

For fans of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC of the Canadian Premier League, it means up to 18,000 people are now allowed inside the venue.

“We’re extremely excited about today’s announcement from the provincial government that will allow capacity at Tim Hortons Field to increase from 15,000 to 18,000 fans for our next Tiger-Cats home game,” said Matt Afinec, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Tiger-Cats.

“The health and safety of our incredible fans and everyone attending Tim Hortons Field is paramount. As we continue to move closer to a full capacity crowd at the direction of public health authorities, it will only add to the amazing atmosphere at the stadium and home field advantage for our players moving forward.”

A limited number of single-game tickets, flex packs and group tickets are now available for Tiger-Cats and Forge games.

Forge will be home to Pacific FC this Saturday (Sept. 25) for a 7 p.m. kick-off against Pacific FC.

The Ticats’ next home game is Oct. 2 vs. the Montreal Alouettes at 4 p.m.

All patrons who are 12 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination and photo identification to gain entry.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be accepted for admittance to ticketed events, in accordance with provincial regulations.

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