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HAMILTON (Oct. 20) - Fans of fun, football, music and more will be able to access free return transportation from accommodations in Niagara Falls to the Grey Cup Festival and the 110th Grey Cup game in Hamilton – thanks to a partnership between the Ontario government and the 2023 Grey Cup Festival.

"We are proud to partner with event organizers to provide fans with a convenient way to enjoy Canada’s most prestigious sporting event,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “With access to this complimentary transportation service, fans visiting from near and far have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and excitement of the region, while taking part in a memorable Grey Cup experience.”

Beginning on Thursday, November 16, buses will pick up fans in the Fallsview district in Niagara Falls and drop them off at the 2023 Grey Cup Festival footprint in downtown Hamilton. On game day, November 19, buses will drop fans off on Gage Ave., near Tim Hortons Field, ahead of the 110th Grey Cup game. Return transportation will also be provided.

“Our vision has always been to create a Grey Cup experience that’s, as we say, made in the Hammer, but which also embraces the larger region to ensure as many visiting fans as possible can experience the Grey Cup Festival and Game in Hamilton,” said Matt Afinec, President & COO, Business Operations, Hamilton Sports Group. “This transportation service is an important part of making that vision a reality by connecting Niagara Falls and Hamilton in a safe and cost-effective way.”

Fans who plan to use the Niagara Falls to the Hammer Transportation Service are asked to make a reservation at least one week prior to departure. CLICK HERE to reserve your trip and to view the full schedule for the service.

If you’re thinking about coming to Grey Cup and staying in the Niagara region, you can find more information at

Hamilton is the location for Carrie Underwood’s Friday Night Concert on November 17, free Grey Cup concerts on James Street all weekend long, the Grey Cup Fan Zone, which offers fun for the entire family, a slate of team parties, and so much more, including the big game itself, with punk rock legends Green Day headlining the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show. On Thursday, November 16, the CFL Awards, featuring Canadian football’s biggest stars and hosted by TSN’s Kate Beirness, will take place in Niagara Falls, at the Avalon Theatre at the Fallsview Casino and Resort, followed by a concert at OLG Stage.

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