Vaccination or negative COVID-19 test needed to attend Ti-Cat, Forge FC games after Labour Day

Fans will need to be vaccinated, or provide a negative COVID-19 test result, to watch professional sports at Tim Horton’s Field this fall.

The Hamilton Tiger Cats and Forge FC are the latest to announce their health and safety protocol.

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The new rules take effect for the TiCats home opener against the Toronto Argonauts on Labour Day and require all employees, event staff and guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the stadium.

The clubs say further details on the implementation of the protocols will be provided in the coming days or weeks.

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Forge FC’s first home match under the protocols will be September 11 against York United FC.

In a media release issued Monday morning, the Tiger-Cats and Forge FC says they will continue to put the health and safety of employees, partners and fans at the forefront, in an effort to provide a safe and secure environment at the stadium at all times.

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To support COVID-19 vaccination efforts, a pop-up clinic is underway and will continue until Wednesday at Tim Horton’s Field.

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Hamilton Public Health Services is teaming up with the Tiger Cats to hold the mobile vaccine clinics during three of the Canadian Football League (CFL) team’s practices.

Fans can get vaccinated, watch practice, receive vouchers to a Forge FC home game and a chance to win Tiger Cats tickets from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday.


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