Press Release


Ticats Staff
Ticats Staff
August 23, 2017

Hurricanes to take on the Regina Thunder in the “Storm Bowl” and the GTA Grizzlies during WeatherTech Football Day in Hamilton

Strengthening the team’s on-going commitment to support local football in Hamilton, the Tiger-Cats have teamed up with the Hamilton Hurricanes to host two Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) regular season games at Tim Hortons Field.

Game one will feature the Hurricanes versus the Regina Thunder in the “Storm Bowl” this Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., marking the first time the Hurricanes and Thunder have faced off in CJFL regular season action. Tickets are available at the Gate 3 Premium Entrance on Melrose Avenue North on Sunday for $15 for adults, $5 for seniors and youth under age 13, and free for youth under age five. Gates will open at 11:00 a.m.

The second matchup will see the Hurricanes kickoff WeatherTech Football Day in Hamilton at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017 versus the Greater Toronto Area Grizzlies followed by a concert in Tim Hortons Field’s South Plaza. The Hurricanes game and concert, which features Canadian country music sensation James Barker Band, are both free to attend.

“WeatherTech Football Day in Hamilton is about celebrating the great game of Canadian Football at all levels” said Matt Afinec, the Tiger-Cats Executive Vice President, Business Operations. “In the second year of this event we’re proud to welcome the Hamilton Hurricanes to Tim Hortons Field and make the game available to watch free of charge for all football fans from across Hamilton”.

The CJFL is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 18 teams across five provinces. The league’s championship game, named the Canadian Bowl, will be played in Ontario this season for the first time since 2011.

About Hamilton Hurricanes
The Hamilton Hurricanes are a proud football organization with a rich history of tradition, talent and championship success. The team has been a part of the Hamilton football community since its inaugural season in 1963 and has proven to the rest of the Ontario Football Conference that nothing will deter us from achieving our goals. Learn more about us today at

About Tim Hortons Field
Tim Hortons Field is a 23,500-seat multipurpose stadium with over 1,000 club seats, 30 private suites and social viewing areas that facilitate out-of-seat viewing experiences in both the north and south end zones. The facility opened its’ doors on Labour Day 2014 and since then has welcomed hundreds of thousands of fans and hosted a multitude of sport, entertainment and community events. This includes 27-straight sold out Tiger-Cats home games, 2015 Pan American Games (Football/Soccer), concerts, a Canada Women’s National Team soccer game, the CFL Eastern Final, the Vanier Cup and hundreds of youth soccer and minor football games. Visit for more details.