Atmosphere

You won’t want to miss your opportunity to tailgate before a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game. Ti-Cats fans love to tailgate, and you’ll find the parking lots near Tim Hortons Field filled with tailgaters, so bring your grill, cooler, tent, table, and chairs and join in the fun.

The best place to tailgate is Scott Park, which offers tons of tailgating space and is where you’ll meet some of the most diehard Ti-Cats fans and tailgaters around. Everywhere you look, you’ll see tailgaters, including the famous Box J Boys who are some of the most diehard Ti-Cats fans out there. Set up shop and you’ll be in for an excellent tailgating experience as everyone here is extremely friendly.

In addition to tailgating, take some time before the game to see the “Touchdown” sculpture, which is one of the most famous football statues in all of Canada. The statue was located outside the CFL Hall of Fame in downtown Hamilton until it moved to Tim Hortons Field. Don’t miss your chance to get a photo with the famous statue when attending a Ti-Cats game.

You’ll make lots of friends and have an incredible time tailgating before a Ti-Cats game, so make sure to arrive early, if you want to make the most out of your trip to Hamilton.

Traditions

“Touchdown” Sculpture

The “Touchdown” sculpture is a must-see for any CFL fan and was located outside the CFL Hall of Fame before its move to Tim Hortons Field in 2016. No trip to a Ti-Cats game is complete without taking your picture with the statue.

Where to tailgate

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