B.C. Lions release new tickets for Touchdown Pacific following quick sellout

Photo courtesy: Paul Yates/B.C. Lions

The B.C. Lions have released fresh party zone tickets for this year’s Touchdown Pacific game in Victoria, B.C. after the inital wave of 14,000 sold out in under an hour last week.

“The excitement from fans across the country says it all: they can’t wait for this historic CFL event,” said president Duane Vienneau in a statement. “The ability to allow more fans the opportunity to attend Touchdown Pacific adds yet another exciting element to this venture.”

The party zone features standing room at field level located west of the field. The tickets cost $44 apiece.

Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, 115 kilometres south of Vancouver and is accessible by ferry. The Greater Victoria Region has a population of approximately 400,000.

The CFL has hosted seven previous Touchdown events in the Maritimes with the first taking place at Huskies Stadium in 2005. The six subsequent events have taken place in Moncton, N.B., Wolfville, N.S. or back in Halifax.

This year’s game will be the first on the West Coast and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 against the Ottawa Redblacks. The event will be preceded by a two-day festival at downtown Victoria’s Ship Point Inner Harbour, featuring food, beverages, and musical entertainment.