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Gameday Playbook: October 4 v. Edmonton Eskimos

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE GAME

’99 GREY CUP TEAM PRE-GAME AUTOGRAPH SESSION – Swing by the South Plaza (between gates 1 & 2) starting at 5 p.m. to meet the ’99 Grey Cup team and get your merchandise signed!

LIMITED EDITION ’99 TEAM JERSEY T-SHIRTS – To commemorate the ’99 Grey Cup team’s reunion, the Tiger-Cats Shop will be selling a collection of limited edition, ’99 Grey Cup anniversary jersey t-shirts for $39.99 (plus tax). The jersey t-shirts feature all-star safety, Rob Hitchcock, cornerback and current Ticats head coach, Orlondo Steinauer and three-time Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Joe Montford. The jersey t-shirts will be available on gameday at the Tiger-Cats Shop at Tim Hortons Field, while quantities remain.

COMMEMORATIVE JERSEY TOWEL GIVEAWAY COURTESY OF ACTIVE GREEN & ROSS – The first 12,000 lucky fans to enter Tim Hortons Field will be receiving a Rob Hitchcock jersey towels, courtesy of Active Green & Ross. 

#42 ROB HITCHCOCK FLAG GIVEAWAY COURTESY OF NISSAN – Plan to arrive at the game early! We will be giving away 5,000 commemorative Rob Hitchcock flags, courtesy of Nissan.

ROB HITCHCOCK WALL OF HONOUR INDUCTION CEREMONY – Rob Hitchcock’s name and number 42 will join other distinguished Wall of Honour inductees on the upper facade on the west side of the stadium during halftime.

PREGAME $5 DRAUGHT BEER SPECIAL – Enjoy $5 beers (12 oz. domestic draught, Molson Canadian and Coors Light), available from when gates open until kickoff, only. Please note that draught beer is only available at permanent concession stands.

TIGER-CATS SHOP SPECIAL – Take advantage of all Car Flags for $5 (plus tax) this Friday! Stop by the Tiger-Cats Shop or any kiosk on gameday to purchase your car flag and ride home in style! While supplies last.

ONLINE 50/50– At every Tiger-Cats home game, the Bulldogs Foundation will be offering online 50/50 sales to Ontario residents. To purchase 50/50 tickets ahead of Friday’s game, click here. For a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND POSTGAME GIVEAWAY – Fighting off a pesky cold? Fisherman’s Friend has you covered! Our partners at Fisherman’s Friend will be giving away cough drops at all gates upon exit. Make sure to grab yours before leaving Tim Hortons Field!

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GAMEDAY TIMELINE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

5 PM | ’99 GREY CUP TEAM AUTOGRAPH SESSION – Swing by the South Plaza (located between Gates 1 & 2) starting at 5 p.m. to meet the ’99 Grey Cup team and get your merchandise signed!

5:30 PM | PREGAME PARTY IN THE STIPLEY – Making pregame plans? The Pioneer Gate (Gate 1) and FirstOntario Credit Union Gate (Gate 2) open early (5:30 p.m.) for a pregame party at The Stipley Bar! Enjoy $5 beers (12 oz. domestic draught, Molson Canadian and Coors Light), available from when gates open until kickoff, only.

6 PM | ALL GATES OPEN – Per Tim Hortons Field security protocol, security wanding will be in effect at all stadium gates. Please remember to remove the contents of your pockets, including your phone, and have your tickets ready for presentation to reduce wait times to enter. Get to the game early to avoid potential lines closer to the 7 p.m. kickoff!

7 PM | KICKOFF

HALF | WALL OF HONOUR INDUCTION CEREMONY – Stay in your seats to watch Rob Hitchcock be inducted into the Wall of Honour!

FAMILIES ON THE FIELD Pres. by THE BRICK – Families on the Field will start 15 minutes after the final whistle. Families on the Field, presented by The Brick, provides children with an exclusive and memorable opportunity, whether its tossing around a football with mom or taking photos at the 55-yard line with dad.

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GAMEDAY DETAILS

PRINT YOUR TICKETS OR ADD TO YOUR PHONE – Season seat holders, remember to print your tickets at home, or download your seats to your mobile device, before arriving at Tim Hortons Field on gameday. Visit www.ticats.ca/mytix to manage your season seats now. Need additional help? Visit www.ticats.ca/digital for a complete digital ticketing tutorial, or call one of our ticket representatives at 905-547-2287.

PARKING – Gameday parking lots A, B, D, E, F and K are open on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m. Don’t have parking yet? Lot E has spots available for purchase on the day of the game starting at 3:30 p.m. To support responsible travel, all lots will open at 8 a.m. the following day for guests who choose to leave their vehicle overnight. For details on specific parking lot locations and prices, click here.

HSR TICKET TO RIDE – Hamilton Street Railway offers free transportation for gameday ticket holders up to two (2) hours prior to game time. A valid gameday ticket must be shown upon boarding for free transportation. Many HSR routes offer drop off locations at or near Tim Hortons Field. For more information, click here.

TICKET OFFICE – The Ticket Office and Will Call windows (located at the corner of Balsam Ave. and Cannon St.) will be open at 10 a.m. on gameday. Whether you’re picking up tickets or looking to purchase seats for future home games at Tim Hortons Field, our service team in the Ticket Office will be able to assist you with all of your ticketing needs.

GETTING TO YOUR SEATS – Please enter the gate identified on your ticket. Click here to see the different gate locations around the stadium. Regardless of what gate you enter, enjoy 360 degree access around the stadium, crossing from west to east or east to west through the Pioneer Energy Zone or Coors Light Patio.

ACCESSIBILITY ELEVATORS – Elevators 1A and 4A will be reserved for guests with mobility devices for the first 15 minutes following each game.

FACEDRIVE RIDE SHARE SERVICE – Fans looking for an eco-friendly and convenient transportation alternative can try Facedrive, the new ride share partner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Ambassadors will be present in the new Facedrive Ride Zone located on Balsam Ave. N. to help fans catch their ride immediately following the game. Use promo code TICATS01 to receive $10 off your ride, download the Facedrive app and follow @facedrivecanada for updates and other exclusive offers.

ELECTRONIC 50/50–This week’s 50/50 draw proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer Society! Receive a print out of your ticket numbers and watch the jackpot total increase in real time. Have to leave the game before the 50/50 draw takes place? No worries! Click here to see the winning number from the game, with up to six months for the lucky winner to claim their prize. For more details on electronic 50/50, click here.

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE (C.A.T. Team) – Need help locating the washrooms or concessions? Can’t find your seat location? Need assistance getting up the stairs? Our C.A.T. Team is here to help you! Look for our C.A.T. Team staff in red Tim Hortons Field polos. Guests can also text questions or concerns at any time to Guest Assist at 905-581-9989.

WATER BOTTLE FILL STATIONS – Guests are permitted to bring their own empty water bottle (up to 1L in size) into Tim Hortons Field and refill them at any one of the water bottle fill stations located on each concourse. Please speak with a C.A.T. Team member if you require assistance locating the fill station closest to you.

PROHIBITED ITEMS – For a list of prohibited items, click here.

SMOKING POLICY – Smoking is NOT permitted within Tim Hortons Field or on City of Hamilton property. This includes cannabis and the use of e-cigarettes. Guests may exit the facility after the 1st quarter through the RedTag.ca Gate (Gate 4) or TELUS Gate (Gate 5) located at the north corners of the stadium. Guests must have their ticket for re-entry. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, take a moment to review our updated guest experience policy. Click here to read the rest of our Guest Experience Rules.

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