FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN: ALOUETTES vs ARGONAUTS THIS SATURDAY AT BMO FIELD
Argos Tickets Starting at $15 Gets You Free Admission to the CNE
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 —
Amidst the smell of caramel corn and the hustle and bustle of the midway at the Canadian National Exhibition, the Toronto Argonauts host the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, August 19 at BMO Field in a pivotal battle for first place.
Coming off a 21-9 road loss to the Als, the Argos will look to regain sole possession of first in the East with a home victory.
Last week, the Double Blue held Darian Durant and Co. to just three points and 104 yards in the second half but were unable to stamp out a 15-point halftime deficit. Back home, they’ll look to continue this season’s home success and surpass their home win total from 2016.
All eyes will be on the backfield on Saturday, regardless of the quarterback under centre. Ricky Ray continues to work back from a shoulder injury suffered against Calgary in Week 7 and, if healthy, will need three passing touchdowns to become the Argos’ all-time leader. Ray practiced with the first team on Tuesday and Wednesday and put together back-to-back efficient days on the field.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00pm, but fans are encouraged to come down early to take advantage of free admission to the CNE with their ticket to the Argos game. Tickets for the game start at only $15 and can be purchased by visiting Argonauts.ca/tickets or by calling 416-341-ARGO.
Saturday is also the Argos annual Junior Cheer game, giving kids aged 5-15 the opportunity to practice routines with the Argos Cheerleaders before performing on the field at halftime.
On Saturday, the Argos will be honouring our ‘Heroes of the Community’, shining a light on the important work done by our first responders and others who do so much to help our community.
Toronto Chief of Police Mark Saunders, Acting Deputy Fire Chief Rob Anselmi and Commander Peter Rotolo (EMS) will participate in the ceremonial coin toss. Our ‘Heroes of the Community’ will be honoured throughout the game.
Kids in attendance will also get to meet their favourite Argos after the game on field with the popular Kids in the Zone.