When you think of Hamilton, the first few things you think of are steel, the Tiger-Cats and Tim Horton's. Since Arcelor Mittal Dofasco is already a Tiger-Cat sponsor, it only makes sense for the other two iconic Hamilton brands to partner up as well. Yesterday, that is exactly what happened.
The Tiger-Cats and local-area Tim Horton's have teamed up to help celebrate the final season at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The new "Final Season at Ivor Wynne Stadium" logo will be plastered on coffee cups, Tim Cards and donuts at over 200 locations in and around Hamilton.
The partnership with Tim Horton's is part of a larger campaign to celebrate the last year at Ivor Wynne. Former players will be at the stadium to sign autographs on game days, and tickets will feature iconic images of great moments that took place at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
But perhaps the coolest, and easily the most fan-interactive, part is the selection of the all-time Hamilton Tiger-Cat team. Starting in June, fans will be able to vote on the players that will make up the all-time team, and those players will be present at the regular-season finale against Winnipeg on October 27th.
It's going to be a sad day when the gates close for the final time, but the journey to get to that last game is going to be full of memories and excitement. I, for one, cannot wait.