The Toronto Argonauts will hold the team’s 2022 training camp at the University of Guelph as well as the Argos final preseason game on June 3 versus Hamilton.
The Argos are no strangers to campus life at Guelph having held training camp on the Gryphons campus in 2021 and 2016 along with numerous times throughout the 1980s and 1990s, while also playing a preseason game at Alumni Stadium in 2018.
Camp kicks off May 11 with a three-day rookie camp that includes veteran quarterbacks and first-year CFL players before rosters are cut down to 85 on May 14. Veterans arrive on May 15 and two days later the roster gets trimmed down to the final 75 plus non-counters.
“We love it at the University of Guelph,” head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said in a statement. “The facilities, the accommodations, the food, the hospitality from staff is as professional as any place I’ve been. We are thrilled to be back for camp this year, as well as hosting our preseason game against Hamilton at Alumni Stadium.”
Argos fans of all ages are encouraged to come to Alumni Stadium on the Guelph campus to see the 2022 Argonauts up close as they train and prepare for the upcoming CFL season. Note that fans attending camp may be subject to any health and safety guidelines set forth by the University of Guelph, the CFL or the federal and provincial governments. Some practices may be closed to the public and that information will be shared at least a day in advance each time.
“We are pleased to welcome back the Toronto Argonauts to the University of Guelph for their training camp,” director of athletics, Scott McRoberts said in a statement. “These high-profile events are great for our local community; it will be an exciting month around our campus. Our facilities are among the best in the country at the university level and we look forward to watching the Argos prepare for the 2022 season on our Gryphon field.”
The University of Guelph’s football facilities are world-class, feature the latest technology and are an ideal fit for Toronto’s training camp. All facilities are centrally located on campus and within short walking distance of each other.
Alumni Stadium features state of the art synthetic turf, a newly renovated track, a brand-new video scoreboard and houses a locker room as nice as any CFL counterpart including breakaway rooms for each position group.
Next door to the football field is Gryphon Fieldhouse, which contains an indoor artificial turf field with a four-lane indoor track and adjacent to the fieldhouse is a stunning new 25,000 square-foot fitness centre built only a few years ago.
On top of spacious and comfortable townhouse-style housing, U of G also boasts the best campus food in Canada according to Maclean’s magazine, so the players will be sleeping soundly and eating well during the three-and-a-half week camp.
“The football facilities at the University of Guelph are second to none,” five-year Gryphon and eight-year Argo long snapper Jake Reinhart said in a statement. “It is the perfect place for a CFL training camp and provides us every advantage heading into the preseason and regular season.”
The Argos open their preseason slate against Ottawa at TD Place on May 27. Toronto will host Hamilton at the University of Guelph on June 3 at 7:30 p.m.