HAMILTON, Ontario. July 12 – Forge FC was officially unveiled as Hamilton’s entry in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), along with the soccer club’s crest, secondary logo and colours, during a fan and media event at Tim Hortons Field Thursday evening.
Forge FC will be one of the CPL’s founding clubs when Canada’s new men’s professional soccer league begins play in spring 2019. Forge FC is the latest CPL team to be revealed, joining Cavalry FC (Calgary, Alberta), FC Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta), HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Valour FC (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and York 9 FC (York Region, Ontario).
“Almost every Canadian has played soccer at one time or another. Now we’ll have our own team to cheer for as well as our own professional league that our country’s best and brightest young stars will aspire to play in,” said Forge FC Co-Founder Bob Young.
“The ‘Forge’ perfectly represents both Hamilton’s industrious history as well as our region’s ambitious commitment to continuous advancement. Our soccer club will mirror the fine qualities of our eclectic city as Forge FC integrates into the heart of the Hamilton community.”
Hamilton’s new soccer club will play its home games at Tim Hortons Field in an intimate stadium setting with seating capacity capped at 14,000 spectators.
Find out more on CanPL.ca.
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