It’s official: Hamilton’s OHL hockey team, the Bulldogs, will be temporarily relocating to Brantford, beginning with the 2023-2024 season.
The move is the result of major forthcoming renovations and long-term closure at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre: a venue the Bulldogs have called home since 2015.
Our home away from home.— Hamilton Bulldogs (@BulldogsOHL) February 8, 2023
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In cooperation with the City of Brantford, the Bulldogs will move into a newly-upgraded Brantford Civic Centre, playing their home games at a venue within close proximity of Hamilton so fans can still easily access home games.
“I am very excited about bringing an OHL team to Brantford and thrilled that Council has enthusiastically endorsed this partnership,” said Brantford’s Mayor Kevin Davis.
“Based on the community’s reaction to this news so far, I’m very confident that the Bulldogs fanbase will grow substantially in Brantford. I want to thank the Bulldogs organization for having faith in Brantford and all the City staff who made this exciting development for the community a reality.”
More information on the Brantford Bulldogs and their forthcoming 2023-2024 season can be found on their website.