Sometimes where there’s smoke there isn’t fire.
The thought that visiting CFL teams stay in Burlington instead of Hamilton when they play against the Tiger-Cats seems to be a thing of the past.
Councillor Jason Farr plans to ask city staff on Wednesday to investigate which Canadian Football League teams book hotel rooms in our city on game days.
CHML News contacted all seven CFL teams which stay overnight in Hamilton and all but one confirm they stay in Steeltown.
Only the B.C. Lions stay in Burlington, blaming the lack of a late checkout time at their usual Hamilton hotel.
Below is a list of the CFL teams, and where they stay when they play against the Ticats:
Toronto Argonauts – don’t stay overnight on game days in Hamilton
Ottawa RedBlacks – Hamilton
Montreal Alouettes – Hamilton
Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Hamilton
Saskatchewan Roughriders – Hamilton
Edmonton Eskimos – Hamilton
Calgary Stampeders – Hamilton
B.C. Lions – Burlington