“We are happy to accommodate the time change for the game on June 22nd,” said Argos Vice-President of Business Operations Chris Shewfelt, “The 4 pm start will allow our fans to enjoy a great afternoon of football at BMO Field, while also giving them the opportunity to take the short walk to the Budweiser Stage and see the JUNO Award-winning Arkells after the game”.
The idea of changing the start time began earlier this week when the Arkells tweeted out a message urging fans to retweet to show their interest in a change. The previous start time of 7:00 PM would have conflicted with the bands newly announced Toronto stop on their Rally Cry Tour.
PLZ RT THIS PEOPLE: A motion to move the @Ticats + @TorontoArgos game on June 22 to 4pm start. Game ends, and everyone walks 300 feet from BMO field to Budweiser Stage. Please and thank you @cfl + @TSN_Sports.
The tweet picked up a lot of traction and ultimately the Argos, the League, and the Ticats agreed that a change made sense.
“Toronto loves the Arkells, it’s obvious from the popularity of this June 22 show and from their recent sell-out of Scotiabank Arena in February. Our fans can now cheer on their Argos, then take the short walk to the Bud Stage and sing along with the Arkells ,” added Shewfelt.
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