Haligonians wanting to go to the first CFL regular season game played in the Maritimes since 2013 will have to drive to Moncton.
Schooners Sports and Entertainment (SSE) and the Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced Touchdown Atlantic will be played at the Stade Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium, located on the grounds of Université de Moncton.
The Toronto Argonauts will play the Montréal Alouettes on Sunday, Aug. 25.
''From the very beginning, the major objective of our group has been to make the Atlantic Schooners a regional team and bringing this game to Moncton helps us achieve that," said Anthony LeBlanc, founding partner of SSE.
"It would not have been possible without the support of the City of Moncton and the Government of New Brunswick, and the great work of the CFL, the Toronto Argonauts and the Montréal Alouettes. We continue to work hard behind the scenes to offer football fans what will be a great experience, so stay tuned as more information about the game will be available shortly. You won't want to miss it.''
Tickets for the game go on sale to the general public on April 15, however those who have put down a deposit for Atlantic Schooners season tickets will be able to take advantage of a pre-sale.
"Canadian football belongs in Atlantic Canada," said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.
"Anthony and his partners Bruce Bowser and Gary Drummond and their team are working hard to realize the dream of a tenth CFL team, and this Touchdown Atlantic game is an opportunity to share our unique, exciting game and our incredible athletes with fans in Atlantic Canada. I can't wait for game day, and I know fans will have an amazing experience."
Ambrosie will be in Dartmouth on Saturday as part of his cross-country ''Randy's Road Trip' tour.