Tiger-Cats overcame challenging circumstances

Hamilton Tiger-Cats C.J. Gable and an unidentified teammate celebrate a touchdown against the...

Hamilton Tiger-Cats C.J. Gable and an unidentified teammate celebrate a touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during CFL action at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ont., Saturday October 26, 2013. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:55 PM ET

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.

 


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