Canadian Premier League, Canadian Elite Basketball League start up in Steeltown
HAMILTON – It was as if the sporting landscape in Hamilton shifted overnight.
In reality, it took just a few months for the two-team sports town featuring the CFL’s Tiger Cats and the OHL’s Bulldogs to double in size with the formations of the Canadian Premier League and the Canadian Elite Basketball League.
The city known as Steeltown for its industrial, steel-producing backbone has quickly become an athletic hotbed. The Tiger Cats will always be the big draw with their deep roots and long, storied history, but the new kids on the block, soccer’s Forge FC and basketball’s Honey Badgers, are ready to make their mark.
All of a sudden, the southern Ontario city is teeming with teams and becoming one of Canada’s leading sports cities.