Supporters With a Club

Welcome home.

We’ve been patiently waiting for you.

On warm Thursday evening at a Tim Hortons Field, the club’s name, colour and badge were unveiled to all those in attendance.

Forge FC are the founding member of the Canadian Premier League.  The Battalion were invited to stand behind the stage in the north end and participate in the proceedings.

The Forge FC website has a breakdown of the logo details and inspiration used to create it.

We’ve begun placing our $50 memberships, which will be credited towards season’s tickets.  The club was gracious enough to grant us the first 75 membership placements.  If you haven’t put down your deposit, please hit up the website and come join us.  All are welcome.

The evening wrapped up at The Capitol Bar, for laughs, songs, beers and excitement.

Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for upcoming Battalion events.  Join us.

Launch Details

Battalions, some information ahead of our launch.

Gates officially open from 6pm, but we as a group can enter from 5pm onwards, at gate number 3. We will have a Battalion booth on the field, head to that as you enter.

Membership sign up for Barton St Battalion will happen between 5-6.30pm. It will be a $50 deposit by card. The membership number you recieve is your place in line when the team begins calling fans for the purchase of seasons tickets, i.e. member 57 is the 57th phone call the club make. A membership allows you to purchase multiple season tickets, so families etc will only need to pay one $50 deposit for one membership.

Our booth will have merchandise for sale, and it will also be where deposits are taken, by the club.

We as a group will all be invited on stage during launch, which starts at 7pm, so we will all need to be massed together prior, around 6.45.

After the event ends, we will all be heading to The Capitol Bar for drinks to celebrate.

Make sure to bring and wear your battalion scarves and any other gear you already own. We will have about 40-50 flags to wave, as well as drums, banners etc.

Hopefully this answers all questions, and again apologies for it being late notice. It is going to be a great day, it looks like a huge turnout. Hope everyone is just as excited. Soccer returns to Hamilton, and we will all be there to witness it.

Hamilton CanPL Launch

Thursday July 12th sees the moment all soccer fans in Hamilton have been waiting for, the launch of our very own team into the Canadian Premier League. The club name, colours and logo will all be revealed in what is certain to be the largest and loudest unveiling yet. Make sure you are a part of something special, and join in with the Barton St. Battalion as we witness the moment our city and soccer unite.

The event takes place at Tim Hortons Field.  and starts at 7pm, (with gates opening at 6pm). Tickets are currently available by clicking this link. The Battalion will have a booth on the field, where we will have scarves and other merchandise available, as well as more information on the group. Make sure to find us before the event begins, as we will be making our presence felt with flags, banners and drums. After all, it’s party time. 

The Ambitious City is about to embrace soccer, be with us as we welcome it to Hamilton.

Battalion Bash – Launch Planning July 5th


After 2 and a half years of being a supporters group without a team, mid July will see that all change. So excited to finally say that in a few shorts weeks we will know the team name, crest and colours, and be a part of the creation of this club during its launch into the Canadian Premier League.

On July 5th (Thursday evening) there will be a pub night shortly before launch, where we want to talk plans with the group, and let everyone know our involvement with the club and their proposals for including us for the big day, to throw around ideas for the event, discuss where in the stadium we plan to chose as our home, and a few other bits of information.

The Capitol Bar will play host again, it’s fast becoming a perfect venue for us. Bring your scarf, bring your voice, have a drink, bring your soccer obsessed friends, as it will be the last chance to say ‘I was here before we had a team’. 

This is an open invite, please add yourself to the facebook event link. If you have not attended an event before, this is the perfect time. All are welcome.

It’s finally here, Hamilton and soccer, a professional team to call our own, and its going to be glorious! ⚒️

Stadium Filming, Colours and The Capitol Bar

Hamilton CanPL launch is coming up soon, and this Thursday (june 14th) the team have asked all group members to come down for an hour while they film some footage for the launch. We will find out the teams colours. Afterward there will be drinks at The Capitol Bar where we will discuss with the team specific points for the group like supporters section location. Filming will start at 7pm. This is an open invite to all Battalion group members. For more information please visit our facebook event

Bring your Battalion gear, come get a beer on the Hamilton team, and be a part of the creation of this club!

Battalion Meet-Up May 24th

This Thursday May 24th, we are having probably our most important meet up to date. Believe me when I say there is a LOT of big things to cover, so if you can, please come and join us. This time it will be held at The Capitol Bar (973 King St E), a venue we intend to use just prior to kick off for the Canada v Germany game next month, so it seems apt to get to know the place. There will be an email coming out shortly, but the majority of information will be during the meet-up on Thursday. So bring your scarf, have a pint, and help shape what is going to be an exciting few weeks moving forward.

Stand with the Battalion: Canada v Germany Tickets Below!

It feels so good finally getting to organize a game in our city.

Need to Know:

  • Tickets anywhere in our sections are $23
  • Sections are 111 and 112 – Click for Stadium Map
  • Buy your tickets through The Voyageurs link at the bottom of the page. You’ll get an email confirmation once the tickets have been purchased. Tickets will be sent out via email to the email address attached to the PayPal account used to pay – this will happen 10 days before the game. If you have any transaction or ticketing questions email Jamie at 
  • We’ll be standing, we’ll be singing, we’ll be having a good time – do so with us and attend on Facebook Here

Buy your Tickets with the Battalion HERE

Hamilton United to Join League 1 Ontario in 2018


When the 2018 League One Ontario season kicks off this summer, Hamilton United will be one of the 31 teams playing across both genders. A new entrant to the league, Hamilton will play an 18 game season beginning at the end of April.

From their site, League1 Ontario is the only pro-am, standards-based, senior league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10 team Men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams and includes a separate 11-team women’s division.  League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks, and the full-on professional sides. Sanctioned by Ontario Soccer, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.

The Battalion will be at these games as a warm up for 2019 – stay tuned for schedule information.

You can read more about the League One Expansion here.