HarbourCats to Open Pre-Season Against Tough Special Olympics Squad

A special game, with Special athletes, to start a special season

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats will have their work cut out for them before the season even starts — facing a team that finished second in Canada last season.

Prior to the first-ever Alumni Classic on Saturday, June 1, at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, the HarbourCats will face off against the Victoria Special Olympics team which claimed the silver medal at last year’s nationals in Antigonish, NS.

The game is sponsored by Peninsula Co-op, a great Island partner of the HarbourCats. Gates will open at 5:30pm, which is when the Special Olympics/HarbourCats game will start.

This will be the second time in as many years that the HarbourCats will play a game on their home field against Victoria’s best Special Olympics players — and the new crew of HarbourCats should be warned: Last year, the Special Olympians beat the HarbourCats, and good!

Today’s announcement coincides with the “Spread the Word to End the R-Word” campaign, which will be prevalent in Canada today.

“This is a special event, for our team, but certainly for the Special Olympics athletes who have represented this area and their families with such skill and pride,” said Jim Swanson, General Manager and Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. “Our players love this game, it really brings back the true joy of sports. We urge people to come and see this amazing way we’ll start our seventh season in Victoria, we promise you will be moved by watching this game.

“We could not be more proud to have this opportunity to play our Special Olympics friends on our field.”


HarbourCats 2019 Season Tickets, Single Game tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale!  Book you seats now to avoid disappointment, especially on our popular fireworks nights!

2019 Season Ticket Pricing

(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)

  • General Admission – $350
  • Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
  • Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
  • Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
  • Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Inquire for Availability)

2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.

To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327.  You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at

SINGLE GAME TICKETS can now be ordered on-line at or by dropping in to the HarbourCats offices.


Our off-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on Monday, Saturday and Sunday.




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