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Team: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
League: Canadian Football League
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Venue: Tim Horton’s Field
Notable Players: Danny McManus, Willie Bethea, Garney Henley, Bernie Faloney, Angelo Mosca, John Barrow, Paul Bennett, Earl Winfield, Marwan Hage, Bob Krouse, Joe Montford and Ellison Kelly
Hamilton Tiger-Cats TicketsThe Hamilton Tiger-Cats has been one of the pillars of the CFL since it formed in 1950 from the merging of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. The oldest Hamilton football team can trace its roots back to 1869 when it first adopted the iconic black and yellow, and the city has fielded a team almost every year since. Hamilton has won eight Grey Cups as the Tiger-Cats, while the city itself has captured 15 Grey Cups throughout the history of Canadian football. The team had a particularly dominant stretch in the 1950s and 1960s when it won five championships and appeared in five more title games. Its battles against Winnipeg between 1957 and 1962 often came down to the wire. Hamilton can also claim to be the only CFL team that has ever beaten a current NFL franchise with a 38-21 win over the Buffalo Bills in 1961. Get your Hamilton Tiger-Cats tickets at StubHub.
What are some top games for the upcoming season?Hamilton opens up the season with a road game against the Toronto Argonauts on May 28. This is followed by the first home game of the season against the Ottawa Redblacks on June 4. Other important home games include Winnipeg on June 13, Calgary on July 10 and Montreal on Aug. 7 and Sept. 25. Hamilton will also host Toronto at home for the first and only time all season on Sept. 7 during the Labour Day Classic. The regular season concludes with a home game against the BC Lions on Oct. 30.
What was Hamilton’s record for the last season?Hamilton was the best overall team in the 2019 CFL regular season. The team finished as the first seed in the East Division with 30 points and a 15-3 record, which was a single-season record for the franchise. After receiving a bye in the first round, Hamilton beat the Edmonton Eskimos by a score of 36-16 in the Division Finals. However, despite being favored to win, the Tiger-Cats lost to Winnipeg in the 107th Grey Cup by a score of 33-12.
Does Hamilton have any rivalries?Hamilton shares an intense rivalry with the Toronto Argonauts. Separated by only 70 kilometers, the two teams have played several memorable contests. In 1988, Earl Winfield from the Tiger-Cats scored three different touchdowns — receiving, punt return and kickoff return — and accumulated more than 400 all-purpose yards. Dedicated fans note that Quarterback Damon Allen has played on both sides of this rivalry over the years. As a member of the Tiger-Cats, he led the team to a 27-24 victory in 1992. As a member of the Argonauts, he surpassed Warren Moon for all-time passing yards in professional football during the 2006 Labour Day Classic.
Who is Hamilton’s head coach?Orlondo Steinauer has been Hamilton’s head coach since December 2018. During his professional playing career, Steinauer played for the Tiger-Cats between 1997 and 2000. He was also a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Toronto Argonauts. After retiring as a player, he joined the coaching staff of the Argonauts in 2010. Besides a brief interval in which he was the defensive coordinator of the 2017 Fresno Bulldogs team, he has been a part of the Tiger-Cats coaching staff since 2013.
How large is Tim Horton's Field?Tim Horton’s Field, which opened in 2014, has a seating capacity of approximately 24,000 for Tiger-Cats games. Around 80% of the fixed stadium seats are located between the goal lines and have excellent sightlines. The stadium features a family zone, a craft garden, a Coors Banquet Bar, a community lounge, an outdoor patio and a pregame gathering spot known as the Stipley.
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