Touchdown Atlantic to return in 2023 as Argonauts and Roughriders meet in Halifax
Toronto Argonauts fans make their way to CFL Touchdown Atlantic game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., Saturday, July 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, December 20, 2022 11:49AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 20, 2022 11:49AM EST
Touchdown Atlantic is returning on July 29 with a marquee Canadian Football League matchup.
The defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts will take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Halifax.
The regular season matchup is set for Huskies Stadium on the campus of Saint Mary’s University, with kickoff at 5 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time.
Last summer’s Touchdown Atlantic, also played between Saskatchewan and Toronto, sold out in less than 24 hours.
More than 10,800 fans attended the game at Raymond Field on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., as the Argonauts downed the Roughriders 30-24.
The CFL says that last season's event supported more than $12.7 million in overall economic activity in Nova Scotia through job creation and wages, event expenditures and spending by out-of-town travellers.
The Saint Mary’s University football program is one of the most successful in the country, with the Huskies playing in nine Vanier Cups and winning the Canadian university football championship three times (1973, 2001 and 2002).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 20, 2022.