A crowd of fans stand and cheer from the stadium at a professional Canadian football game

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

The Insider's Game Day: Ottawa Redblacks

A crowd of fans stand and cheer from the stadium at a professional Canadian football game

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

The Redblacks made their team debut during the 2014 season and two years later they won their first Grey Cup Championship. To date the Ottawa Redblacks have made three appearances in the Grey Cup finals.

TD Place Stadium


The Redblacks play their home games at TD Place Stadium, located inside Ottawa’s celebrated urban park, Lansdowne Park. TD Place Stadium is also home the professional soccer club Atletico Ottawa, which competes in the Premiere League. TD Place Stadium has been the host venue for FIFA tournaments, Olympic Games, and Grey Cups, and it’s an awesome venue to catch a Canadian football game. The stadium is an accessible environment and if you get hungry, there’s a great selection of food to choose, from vegan tacos to delicious grab n’ go meals.
 

How to Get to TD Place Stadium


TD Place Stadium is located at 1015 Bank Street in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood. Hang on to your Redblacks tickets because they include free public transit on OC Transpo for three hours before and after the game. Here are the various ways to get to the game:

By Car: Park in one of Ottawa’s park & shuttle lots. A free shuttle service will bring you to TD Place Stadium.

By OC Transpo: Checkout the bus schedules that feature the various bus routes that will take you directly to TD Place.  Accessible transit transportation is also available to routes to TD Place.

By Bike or on Foot: Lansdowne Park is conveniently located beside the Rideau Canal, so it’s easy to bike or walk along the Rideau Canal using the multi-use pathways or cycling lanes. You can choose from 600 bike parking spaces, with secure bike parking provided for game days.
 

Where to Buy Ottawa Redblacks Tickets


If you’re after season tickets, flex packages or premium seating, make sure to head to the Redblacks website to get your priority access tickets. TD Place also has its own ticket marketplace or get tickets from Ticketmaster.
 

Tips to Have a Great Fan Experience


At TD Place Stadium, the South Side fans and the North Side fans have been in an intense rivalry for long before the Redblacks even existed, so choose your seating carefully. The rivalry is friendly, but it is serious. You can even buy merch to support your favourite side. It’s a truly unique experience to hear the competing chants from each side of the stadium. By the end of the day, both sides will unite in cheers and chants to celebrate their beloved Ottawa Redblacks. One chant you absolutely need to know is the field goal chant. Throw your hands up like a field goal, point toward the sky, and chant “YES!”
 

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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