Game Day Guide - August 18

Hockey season is around the corner! The Hamilton Cardinals and Acura welcome the Hamilton Kilty B’s to the ballpark. As the Kilty B’s prepare for the start of their season, we want to celebrate hockey in our great city. 

Game Date: Friday August 18, 2023

Location: CARSTAR Field @ Bernie Arbour Stadium - 1100 Mohawk Rd E in Hamilton.

First Pitch: 7:35pm ET

Gates Open: 6:30pm ET

Opponent: Brantford Red Sox 

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the box office or you can avoid lines by purchasing online.

Weather: 18 degrees and a mix of sun and clouds

Theme: Hamilton Hockey Night with the Kilty B’s presented by Acura! We also have our usual Friday night promotions.

Promotions: First Run T-Shirt Toss, SHED Beer Batter, Jagerbomb Home Runs, Swiss Chalet Kids Run The Bases, McPhail Auto Service Weekly Draw. Learn more about the promotion details here.

Special Welcomes: Ancaster Angels U13 AA, U11 West Mountain Tripemco Blue Jays, Hamilton Ticats Dance and Cheer, Rosedale Minor Hockey Association, Hunter Amenities, Mark Preece House, Goodwill Amity, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Mission Services, Wesley House, Emmanuel House, Afro Canadian Caribbean Association, Hamilton Police Association, Community Living Hamilton, Habitat for Humanity, Living Rock Ministries

Broadcast: Friday Night Game Day! Watch the game on Cable 14 and Commentary provided by Reed Duthie.

Parking: Multiple parking areas are located in the immediate vicinity of Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium. Onsite parking to the southwest and east of Bernie Arbour is FREE of charge. Spots are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Street parking is also available in the neighbourhoods surrounding the stadium. Please adhere to local parking signs and bylaws when parking your car.

If you’re taking public transit to the game, take the 41 Mohawk or the 21 Upper Kenilworth. There are two different bus stops located within 100 meters of the stadium, highlighted in the parking map below. For more information on public transit, visit the HSR’s website.

Sammy’s Ancaster Concession is open in the concessions, featuring hot dogs, chili dogs, fries, poutine, chili cheese fries, snacks and other beverages.

Pick up our new Hamilton Cardinals merchandise at our merch stand along the third base side of the concourse or online at You can also place an order for pick up at a future game.

Purchase your 50/50 tickets along the third base side of the concourse or online. All proceeds will support the Cancer Assist Program! For more information about the work they do in our community, visit

Next Home Game: Sunday August 20 vs Welland Jackfish - Cardinals Fan Appreciation Day presented by CHCH