How to get to and from Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field for the Canada-USA FIFA World Cup qualifier

Published January 28, 2022 at 12:34 pm

Many fans on-hand to watch the Canada-USA FIFA World Cup qualifier will have travelled from outside of Hamilton to Tim Hortons Field. (Anthony Urciuoli/inTheHammer photo)

The first-place Canadian men’s soccer team will play its biggest match in over 30 years in Hamilton this weekend when the US team makes the trip to Tim Hortons Field for a FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting capacity, 12,000 fans are expected to be on-hand for the 3 p.m. kick-off on Sunday (Jan. 30). Many of those fans will be coming from outside the city.

GO Transit riders will be able to transfer to Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) en route to the stadium.

“Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and leave extra time for both travel and COVID-screening outside the stadium,” says Mike Winterburn of Metrolinx. “Lines were long and time-consuming at Canada’s home games last fall.”

How to get to and from Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field for the Canada-US FIFA World Cup qualifier

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GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line has hourly service throughout the weekend. Passengers coming on GO trains from Toronto can transfer at Aldershot to GO bus Route 18 into Hamilton’s downtown GO Centre.

Customers travelling from downtown Toronto can save time by taking GO Bus Route 16 directly from the new Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre.

After the game, hourly eastbound Route 18 buses (connecting to Lakeshore West trains) will leave Hamilton GO at 55 minutes after the hour.

Route 16 buses will leave Hamilton GO, heading directly to Union Station Bus Terminal, every hour on the hour.

At Hamilton GO Centre, fans will have a choice of three eastbound routes on HSR Transit. From the GO platforms, cross at the designated area to the HSR Transit platforms, located on the south side of the terminal.

  • Route 1 KING will depart from platform 18 every 10 minutes throughout the afternoon. Fans should get off at Melrose Avenue and Main Street and walk north for 10 minutes to the stadium. After the game, you only need to walk to Balsam at King to catch the westbound bus back to Hamilton GO Centre. Route 1 runs every 20 minutes after 6:00 p.m.
  • Route 2 BARTON will depart from platform 18 every 10 minutes during the afternoon. Passengers should disembark at Melrose Avenue and walk south towards the stadium for three minutes. Route 2 runs every 20 minutes after 6:00 p.m.
  • Route 3 CANNON will depart from platform 17 every 30 minutes on the half hours. The stadium can be seen from Cannon Street. Post-game service on this particular route will end at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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