Forge FC was officially unveiled as Hamilton’s entry in the Canadian Premier League, along with the soccer club’s crest, secondary logo and colours, during a fan and media event at Tim Hortons Field Thursday evening.
“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.”
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 sixth 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). Hamilton’s new soccer club will play its home games at Tim Hortons Field in an intimate stadium setting with a seating capacity of 14,000 spectators.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Forge FC and the City of Hamilton to the Canadian Premier League,” said David Clanachan, Commissioner of the CPL. “Hamiltonians have a unique way of coming together as a community to rally around their sports teams with loyal, passionate support. We’re excited to see the CPL and Forge FC grow the game of soccer in the Hamilton region for years to come.”
— HamiltonToday Sports (@HamTodaySports) July 12, 2018
Source: Forge FC Hamilton / Canadian Premier League