It has never been easier to get to a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game. :thup: :thup: :thup:
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are launching a pilot project this season that will see fans shuttled from surrounding communities to select home games during the Final Season of Ivor Wynne Stadium presented by Tim Hortons.
Sun Media has partnered with the Tiger-Cats to provide highway coaches that will depart from Ancaster, Brantford, Burlington, Grimsby, Kitchener and St. Catharines, and deliver fans directly to Ivor Wynne Stadium in time for Friday’s season opening 7 p.m. kickoff against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Fans in possession of tickets for this game can board for free, subject to pre-registration and availability. Complete details, including a full schedule and pre-registration form are available at ticats.ca/fanshuttles. The shuttles are scheduled to arrive approximately 45 minutes before kickoff, and will depart 30 minutes following the game for the return trip.
Participating RONA pickup locations will be holding Tiger-Cats tailgate parties from 2-5 p.m. prior to the shuttle departures.
This will be the inaugural run of these shuttles, in a service to be repeated on Labour Day, and the final home regular season game at Ivor Wynne Stadium on October 27.
The Tiger-Cats wish to thank Sun Media, RONA and Coach Canada for their assistance with this program.
HSR TICKET TO RIDE PROGRAM RETURNShttp://www.ticats.ca/page/hsrtickettoride
The Hamilton Street Railway is once again offering the Ticket to Ride program for all 2012 home games. This will allow local Tiger-Cats fans to board the HSR and DARTS vehicles FREE of charge, up to three hours prior to official game time, with a valid game ticket on game days. DARTS clients must book their trip in advance.
The Hamilton Street Railway in partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is offering the Ticket to Ride program for all 2012 home games. This will allow loyal Tiger-Cats fans to board the HSR and DARTS vehicles FREE of charge, up to three hours prior to official game time, with a valid game ticket on game days. DARTS clients must book their trip in advance.
Not only are you getting a FREE ride to and from the game and the chance to hang out with fellow fans - you are doing your part to help improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion by riding the bus to the game!
Pick Up Locations
When taking the Ticats Express from University Plaza, fans can park on the north end of the parking lot. The bus will pick up passengers from the new transit terminal at University Plaza in the centre of the parking lot.
When taking the Ticats Express from Eastgate Square, fans can park in the parking lot, located close to the corner of Queenston Road and Kenora Avenue. The bus will pick up passengers at the Eastgate Square Transit Terminal (route 44 bus stop).
Lime Ridge Mall
When taking the Ticats Express from Lime Ridge Mall, fans can park in the southwest parking lot, which can be accessed from Limeridge Road East. The bus will make two stops at Lime Ridge Mall. The first stop will be made close to the southwest parking lot, the other will be made at the Lime Ridge Mall transit terminal (east side of internal road), located close to Upper Wentworth Street.
When taking the Ticats Express from Downtown, fans can catch the bus on either King Street or Main Street. The bus will stop at the route 10 bus stops at the corner of King Street and Hughson Street and the corner of Main Street and John Street.
Ivor Wynne Stadium
Ticats Express shuttles will drop passengers off before the game on Melrose Avenue. Fans can enter the game at the Melrose Gate and should exit the Melrose Gate in order to take shuttles back to their original stop. New for this year is that buses destined for downtown and Lime Ridge Mall will depart from the north side of Cannon Street, just east of Melrose after the game. Buses destined for University Plaza and Eastgate Square will depart from Melrose, just north of Cannon.
Game shuttles will begin to depart these locations two hours before the start of the Tiger-Cats game. Tiger-Cats ticket holders can board any regularly scheduled HSR bus for FREE three hours before the official game time until the end of service for that day. Taking the bus can save you money and is better for the environment.