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Exploring Ontario's Football Teams

See the Tiger-Cats, Argonauts, & Redblacks in Ontario

While a majority of the world knows "football" to be what many North American's know as "soccer," through all of the semantics, the simple point remains – the Canadian Football League is alive and well. On your next journey through Ontario and cities like Renfrew and Bancroft, check out these exciting teams for a memorable trip.

Plan your trip for Toronto and experience the Toronto Argonauts up-close. Playing within the East Division of the CFL, the Argonauts call the Rogers Centre their home – the multi-use venue seats up to 52,230 for Argonauts games.

Drive into Toronto from nearby cities like Guelph, Fergus, or Newmarket and treat the whole family to an exciting Argonauts football game. The CFL season kicks off in early June, so you're next summer visit to the Toronto area should yield an Argonauts experience.

Not far southeast of Toronto is Hamilton. Plan your visit to Hamilton and head for Tim Horton's Field, home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Another top CFL team in Ontario, the Tiger-Cats were founded in 1950. The team name came about when two teams merged into one – the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats.

Fans from nearby cities like Burlington, and Cambridge make the short drive during the season for thrilling Tiger-Cats games. Like the Argonauts, the Tiger-Cats also play in the East Division.

Ottawa also has features well in the CFL – visit soon and check out the Ottawa Redblacks. Founded in 2010, the Redblacks are the third franchise to give it a go in Ottawa. The Ottawa Rough Riders were actually a founding member of the league, but folded in 1996. From 2002-2005, the Ottawa Renegades also played in the CFL.

Explore the Ottawa area on your next Ontario visit and plan some time to see the TD Place Stadium, home field of the Redblacks. Nearby cities like Cornwall and Smiths Falls prove to be, not only charming cities, but ideal destinations for football fans. Be one of the 24,000 fans who make routine visits to TD Place Stadium for Redblacks games in Ontario.