2022 Touchdown Atlantic CFL game sells out within one hour

Posted: 28/04/2022 in CFL
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The CFL’s Touchdown Atlantic game scheduled for July 16 between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts at Acadia University sold out within one hour of tickets going on sale on Tuesday.

“We’re blown away by Atlantic Canada’s passion for Canadian football,” said CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in a statement.

“From our football celebrations for the whole family, to the action and energy of the big game, we wanted this year’s Touchdown Atlantic to offer something for everyone. And all our fans throughout the east coast and across the country have responded with a firm and resounding message, welcoming CFL football back to this incredible part of the country.”

The capacity at Acadia University’s Raymond Field was increased from 3,000 to 10,000 for this year’s Touchdown Atlantic contest. Given the quick response, the league has begun exploring options to increase capacity for the region’s annual showcase of CFL football. The average cost of a ticket was approximately $50.

“The reception for Touchdown Atlantic has traditionally been very strong and we knew this year would be no different,” said chief Grey Cup and events officer Duane Vienneau.

“And while we always plan for this exciting possibility, it truly never ceases to amaze us. We’re working diligently with our partners at Acadia University to explore various ways to welcome more fans to the big game, whether that’s additional fixed seating or expanding the Family and Party Zones.”

This year’s edition of Touchdown Atlantic will be the first regular season CFL game played in the province of Nova Scotia. The province previously hosted a preseason contest at Saint Mary’s University’s Huskies Stadium in 2005.

Moncton was home to Touchdown Atlantic games in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2019. The 2020 edition of the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic along with the entire CFL season.

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