Circumstances this season had the Hamilton Tiger-Cats spending far more time riding buses than anyone would have liked.
No home field and no home practice field necessitated a bus ride before and after every practice or game, home or away, this season. The bus rides to a game aren’t uncommon. They happen every time a team plays away from home. But when you have no home for a whole year, at least not one where there’s an actual field to play on, you can really rack up the bus time.
A regular practice day for the Ticats began at the team’s temporary home in the renovated basement of the club’s head offices at 1 Jarvis St., in Hamilton. The team has a training facility, a locker room, meeting rooms and even a weight room down there.
From there they would catch a 15-minute bus ride via to the practice field at McMaster University.