August 16, 2018

5 reasons to party with RNation on August 31

OTTAWA, ON - AUGUST 26: CFL match between the Ottawa RedBlacks and the BC Lions at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON. Canada on Aug. 26, 2017. PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography

After the season’s second bye week, your REDBLACKS are coming home on Friday, August 31 for a rematch with the Alouettes at 7:30 p.m.Fewer than 1,500 tickets remain for Friday’s game, but you can still score your seats by clicking here, calling 613-232-6767 x1 or in person at the TD Place Box Office.

1. Alouettes return for Mark’s Labour Day Weekend

This marks the 21st occasion that Montreal and Ottawa will meet on Labour Day Weekend (third straight). The first time they met on Labour Day Weekend was September 3, 1949 when the Ottawa Rough Riders won 22-21 over the Alouettes. Ottawa holds the slight edge (11-9) in the series, and has scored only five more points than Montreal (419-386). Since 2014, Montreal is 4-8 versus Ottawa; seven of those games were decided by eight points or fewer.

More recently, the REDBLACKS held on for a less than comfortable 24-17 win versus a much improved Johnny Manziel and his Alouettes in Week 9. This rematch should make for an entertaining Labour Day classic.

2. Honour the people behind Capital Pride

After a week-long celebration of inclusion and diversity, we will be celebrating those community leaders that made the whole thing possible. Stand with us as we honour the dedicated people at Capital Pride!

3. 20% off Big Joe plush dolls

Ever wanted your own Big Joe? An even cuddlier version of him will be 20% off at TD Place Team Shop and retail locations around the stadium on game day!

4. New menu items for every taste

Our friends at Levy Restaurants are bringing some exciting new options to the concessions at TD Place! The featured burger of the game will be a Mushroom Swiss Melt.  Also arriving August 31, the southwest smoked chicken gyro!

5. Three free ways to get here

Get to the game with ease and take advantage of free transportation options from across Ottawa-Gatineau. Transit with OC Transpo and STO starts at 4:30PM, our park n’ shuttle service starts at 5:30PM from Canada Post (Heron/Riverside) and City Hall. We also offer a free bike n’ park valet service at the basketball courts just east of Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne. For more info on all transportation options, please click here.