CFL ‘thrilled’ with ticket sales for Touchdown Atlantic but game still not sold out

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This year’s edition of Touchdown Atlantic has still not sold out despite tickets being on sale for almost a full month.

According to the seat map on Ticketmaster, there are approximately 250 tickets still for sale in the west grandstand at Huskies Stadium in Halifax, N.S. It is unclear how many tickets remain for sale in the north and south end zones, though purchases of up to 10 tickets can still be made by a single party through the website.

A league spokesperson indicated that the league is “thrilled with the response” they’ve received from ticket-buyers and that sales have continued to progress at a steady rate.

“Given the event’s history of attracting large crowds and generating a big wave of excitement as more and more families make summer plans, we highly encourage fans to act quickly to avoid missing out,” a spokesperson wrote to 3DownNation.

This year’s contest will be played on Saturday, July 29 between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts. Capacity for the game is 10,600, including 9,000 seats in the west grandstand and 1,600 behind the north and south end zones.

Tickets in the grandstand range in price between $89.50 and $114.50, while tickets in the north end zone cost $74.50 apiece. The cheapest seats are located in the ‘party zone’ behind the south end zone and each cost $49.50.

Last year’s edition of Touchdown Atlantic was held at Raymond Field in Wolfville, N.S. with a capacity of 10,000. The game sold out within minutes with an average ticket price of approximately $50.

This year’s game marks the first edition of Touchdown Atlantic to be played at Huskies Stadium since the inaugural event in 2005. Five other events have been held, including four at Moncton Stadium and one at Raymond Field.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.