Hamilton to host 2016 and 2017 Vanier Cup games

Hamilton will host the 2016 and 2017 Vanier Cup games. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) made the announcement in Hamilton on Monday at Tim Hortons Field where the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats play.

The last time the game was held in Hamilton was in 2008 at Ivor Wynne Stadium

The McMaster University Marauders celebrate after defeating the Laval University Rouge et Or during the 2011 Vanier Cup in Vancouver, B.C., November 25, 2011. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Hamilton will host the 2016 and 2017 Vanier Cup games. 

Canadian Interuniversity Sport made the announcement in Hamilton on Monday at Tim Hortons Field where the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats play. 

The games will be the fourth and fifth time the city has hosted the Canadian university football final but will be the first time the games will be held at Tim Hortons Field. The 2016 game will take place on Nov. 26, 2016. The date of the 2017 game has not yet been determined. 

The last time the game was held in Hamilton was in 2008 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. In 2004, Hamilton hosted the final, replacing Toronto ,where the game had been held for the previous 39 years. Hamilton's ArcelorMittal Dofasco was announced Monday as the title sponsor of the games.

"The City of Hamilton is delighted to welcome back the Vanier Cup for two more years," said Mayor Fred Eisenberger. 

McMaster University played in three recent Vanier Cup games, winning in 2011 and losing in 2012 and 2014.

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