Stadium delays cause Tiger-Cats to move two games

The Tiger-Cats shifted their first two home game to McMaster University due to delays at Tim...

The Tiger-Cats shifted their first two home game to McMaster University due to delays at Tim Hortons Field. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:18 PM ET

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ new stadium — Tim Hortons Field — will not be ready for their first home games this season, the team announced Monday.

As a result, they will play their July 26 home opener against the Ottawa RedBlacks and a July 31 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 6,000-seat Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University in Hamilton.

It’s another tough break for the Ticats, who played all of last year at Alumni Stadium in Guelph after Ivor Wynne Stadium was torn down, making room for Tim Hortons Field on the same site. The Guelph stadium was no longer an option after the thousands of additional bleachers were removed following last season.

Despite the CFL putting the Ticats’ first three games of 2014 on the road, Tim Hortons Field — also a 2015 Pan Am Games facility — will not be ready on time.


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