No Ticats-Argos showdown on Labour Day weekend

The Argos and the Tiger-Cats won't be doing battle this Labour Day weekend. (Craig...

The Argos and the Tiger-Cats won't be doing battle this Labour Day weekend. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:16 PM ET

The annual Labour Day game pitting the Argonauts and the Ticats is a no-go for the second time in three years, but the reigning Grey Cup champions will return to their football roots.

It’s for one game, a pre-season kickoff no less, but Varsity Stadium, site of so many CFL classics, including the infamous Mud Bowl, will play host to three-down pro football for the first time in some 60 years.

Given the seating limitations at Varsity, tickets will be at a premium, but the venue will once again re-ignite the debate as to why the team and the university couldn’t come to terms on a long-term arrangement that clearly would have ridded the Argos of the headache better known as Rogers Centre, which once again did very little in trying to accommodate the Argos.

 


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