Silence is golden: CFL won’t allow air horns at Grey Cup

Photo: Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Tiger Cats. Photo edit: 3DownNation

There will be no need for earplugs at the 110th Grey Cup in Hamilton as air horns will not be permitted at Tim Hortons Field.

A CFL spokesperson has informed 3DownNation that the league will follow Hamilton’s existing guest code of conduct for Sunday’s championship game. Among the long list of items that are prohibited from the facility are “aerosol cans or noise-making devices, whistles, musical instruments, powered megaphones, and air horns.”

Fans in Montreal are notorious for their use of air horns at Pervical Molson Stadium. The noise is audible on TSN’s television broadcasts, leading some viewers to complain about the constant honking.

The Alouettes trolled horn haters following a game against the Blue Bombers last season, posting the following message on social media: “Thank you to everyone in Winnipeg who watched the game with surround sound tonight.” The club has also previously feigned a request for feedback regarding the horns on a social media to which it was impossible to reply.

Montreal is back in the Grey Cup for the first time since 2010, though their fans will have to leave their air horns at home. Other items that are banned from Tim Hortons Field include selfie sticks, martial arts weapons, hula hoops, drones, lighter fluid, balloons, and hoverboards.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes will meet in the 110th Grey Cup on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. EST.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.