Arkells band and fans successfully lobby CFL to change time of Ticats-Argos game
It'll be a day made in Hamilton heaven.
But it only became possible thanks to some relentless online lobbying from fans of the Arkells, Hamilton's hometown rock band.
Let's set the stage: The Tiger-cats are playing their rival Argonauts at BMO field in Toronto on June 22.
The problem? The game was scheduled for 7 p.m., the same time the Juno-winning Arkells were scheduled to rock nearby Budweiser Stage.
So the band took to Twitter with an idea for the perfect day — Ticats versus Argos, then an Arkells show.
PLZ RT THIS PEOPLE:—@arkellsmusic
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.
Then social media accounts for both teams weighed in, throwing their support behind an afternoon game.
Hundreds of comments, retweets and likes later, the Argonauts agreed to shift the kick-off time to 4 p.m.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨—@CFL
The @arkellsmusic made a wish at 11:11 and we’re making it happen.
The June 22nd regular season game between the @TorontoArgos and @Ticats at @BMOField has been moved to 4:00 PM ET on @TSN_Sports
Fans celebrated the move online, along with the band, including frontman Max Kerman who tweeted out a video saying, "a huge thank you to the CFL, the Argos and the Ticats for moving their game time … so we can party all day together."