The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have officially sold out the Labour Day Classic against the Toronto Argonauts.
The game is slated to be played on Monday, September 4 at Tim Hortons Field, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT. It is the third of four meetings between the two clubs this season, with Toronto earning double-digit victories in each of the two previous matchups.
Hamilton has dominated the Labour Day Classic historically, boasting an all-time record of 36-14-1. The Ticats had won seven straight holiday clashes dating back to last year before the Argos busted the streak with a 28-8 win in 2022. That came with third-string quarterback Jamie Newman at the helm for the home team, while this year’s game with feature third-stringer Taylor Powell.
The sellout marks the third league-wide for the CFL’s historical rivalry games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced a sellout for their own Labour Day Classic, whilst their opponent, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, will have a capacity crowd for the Banjo Bowl rematch.
Despite the announced sellout, a handful of additional tickets have been released for the standing-room social section in the endzone.
The Argonauts currently sit atop the East Division with a record of 8-1, while the Tiger-Cats are 4-6 and coming off an upset win over the B.C. Lions last week.