Forge FC look to set sporting attendance record at Tim Hortons Field with community contest for tickets, while raising money to support Hamilton youth soccer

Co-Founder Bob Young and Forge FC have made the decision to give the Canadian Premier League’s Inaugural Match on April 27 back to the Hamilton community with the ‘Soccer Unites Hamilton’ initiative. The club will look to set an all-time sporting attendance record at Tim Hortons Field, while holding a contest for the remaining match tickets and raising money to support youth soccer in Hamilton.

All soccer fans, on a first-come, first-served basis, will be eligible to win tickets to the Inaugural Match through the ‘Soccer Unites Hamilton’ contest. Fans interested in signing up for the contest can submit their name and email address online at Those in attendance at the match will be asked to make a small voluntary donation as Forge FC looks to raise $50,000 for youth soccer in Hamilton.

“Events like the launch of a national Canadian soccer league don’t come along very often, and we are celebrating accordingly,” said Young. “The whole Canadian Premier League (CPL) journey started in Hamilton almost five years ago, and it’s appropriate that the first-ever CPL match will take place at Tim Hortons Field.”

Young added, “The opening match in our new league deserves to have as many fans in attendance as possible to partake in this ‘I was there’ moment in Hamilton sports history. Our Soccer Unites Hamilton promotion is a small thank you to our fellow citizens who helped make Tim Hortons Field into one of Canada’s premier outdoor entertainment facilities and a destination for elite soccer competition. Thanks to this support, and the reputation it has created for Hamilton nationally as a soccer community, we can now host significant events like the CPL’s Inaugural Match.”

Being selected to host this monumental and historic day for the sport of soccer in Canada emphasizes Hamilton’s pivotal role in redefining the nation’s landscape for ‘the beautiful game.’ In an effort to set an all-time sporting attendance record at Tim Hortons Field, the club will expand capacity from 10,016 for a regular Forge FC match to beyond the stadium’s full seated capacity of 23,218 seats for this match only. As a result, all of the unique social viewing areas the stadium has become known for, including The Stipley & Coors Light Patio, will also be open and part of the contest.

In addition to the seats they’ve already secured for the season, an extremely limited amount of lower bowl tickets for the Inaugural Match will be available exclusively for Forge FC Co-Founders upon request at no charge (one per seat in their account). Co-Founders will also receive additional tickets to Forge FC’s Canadian Championship match in June at no charge (one per seat in their account).

Forge FC season seats are on sale now. Fans can become a Co-Founder and take advantage of the exclusive, one-time opportunity to be a season seat member in the inaugural year of a professional soccer club. Starting at $17 per match for Co-Founders and including the Forge FC home jersey as a part of your membership package, Forge FC soccer is the perfect mix of family-friendly affordability and excitement with friends. Click here for a complete list of Co-Founder season seat membership benefits.

Forge FC flex packs are also on sale. Fans can build their own pack by selecting a minimum of three matches and enjoying savings of up to 40% compared to regular single match tickets. Visit for complete details.


About the Canadian Premier League

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league set to debut April 27, 2019 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast. For updates and more information, please go to Connect with CPL on Twitter: @CPLsoccer and #CanPL


About Tim Hortons Field

The home of Forge FC and venue for the CPL’s inaugural game, Tim Hortons Field opened its doors on Labour Day 2014 and has since welcomed hundreds of thousands of fans and hosted a multitude of sport, entertainment and community events. The 23,218-seat multipurpose stadium with over 1,000 club seats, 30 private suites and social viewing areas is also home to the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and has hosted the 2015 Pan American Games (Football/Soccer), numerous concerts, a Rugby Canada Men’s World Cup Qualifier match, two Canada Women’s National Team soccer matches, the CFL Eastern Final, the Vanier Cup and hundreds of youth soccer and minor football games. Visit or for more details.