The CFL has awarded Hamilton the 2023 Grey Cup game.

Hamilton will arrange the 2021 challenge at Tim Hortons Field on Dec. 12. The 2022 Gray Cup will be held at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Regina should have the 2020 Gray Cup game, yet the association racked its arrangements to play last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It continued activity this year with an abbreviated 14-game ordinary season plan.

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Hamilton last facilitated the Gray Cup in 1996 when the Toronto Argonauts crushed Edmonton 43-37 at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Hamilton has held up 25 years to have one more Gray Cup, CFL magistrate Randy Ambrosie said in an assertion. Under this arrangement, it will have two Gray Cups in three years.

The CFL additionally expressed it expects this years Gray Cup game to be played at full limit at Tim Hortons Field. Seating limit there is set at 24,000 and there are no designs to add transitory seats at the office.

Fans going to the game should be completely inoculated. Dim Cup tickets will go on special to the overall population beginning Oct. 26.

The CFL said some conventional Gray Cup media occasions like the trophys appearance, lead trainers news meeting and officials condition of the association address, will again be held for the current year. Nonetheless, plans for a significant show series and other huge scope fan occasions have been dropped because of commonplace limitations for non-situated, general-affirmation indoor occasions.

Ambrosie said that was the main reason for granting the 2023 Grey Cup game to Hamilton.

“It’s exciting, responsible and fair,” he said. “It delivers an exciting and complete championship game-day experience for this year’s Grey Cup game.

“It responsibly modifies our plan for Grey Cup week this year due to circumstances beyond our control. And it’s only fair to award another Grey Cup to Hamilton in 2023, so Hamilton gets an opportunity down the road to fully realize its bold and ambitious plans for hosting Grey Cup,.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2021.

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