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TORONTO -- Steeped in tradition but built for the future, the Canadian Football League released today a 2014 schedule that celebrates historic rivalries and features the debut of a brand new team and beautiful new stadiums.

“This is a big year for us, the start of a new era for our league,” said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

“This schedule captures that excitement.  It features the launch of the new Ottawa REDBLACKS and the opening of TD Place in the national capital and Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, alongside some of our most cherished traditions and rivalries, including classic Labour Day matchups and the Grey Cup.”

The 2014 CFL regular season schedule:

•    Kicks off Thursday, June 26 when the Toronto Argonauts visit Winnipeg to face the Blue Bombers on an opening weekend that includes a rematch of the 101st Grey Cup on Sunday, June 29 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

•    Features the inaugural season of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, including their very first regular season game on Thursday, July 3 in Winnipeg and their home debut and opening of brand new TD Place on Friday, July 18 when they host the Toronto Argonauts.

•    Will see the REDBLACKS play their ‘home’ pre-season game at Mosaic Stadium in Regina against the defending Grey Cup champion Roughriders.

•    Will see the opening of new Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Saturday, July 26 when the Tiger-Cats host the REDBLACKS.

•    Includes classic match ups on Labour Day weekend, with the REDBLACKS visiting Montreal on Friday, August 29, Saskatchewan hosting the Bombers on Sunday, August 31, and the Argos visiting Hamilton to play the Tiger-Cats, and the Edmonton Eskimos visiting Calgary and the Stampeders, on Monday, September 1.

•    Should lead to an exciting stretch run, with all teams playing teams in their own division the final four weeks of the season.

•    Concludes with the 102nd Grey Cup game at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday, November 30.

The CFL pre-season schedule kicks off Monday, June 9 and concludes Friday, June 20.

Season tickets are on sale for all nine CFL teams now. Single game tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 31.

All Canadian Football League games are broadcast on TSN, Canada’s sports leader. All Montreal Alouettes games and other select CFL games are broadcast on RDS and RDS2.

“There is so much to look forward to this season,” Cohon said. “And with our CFL Combine coming up in March, the CFL Canadian Draft in May, and full training camps scheduled to open in June, the excitement is building already.”

Fan Comments
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The league did a good job with the schedule! I was a little worried they would short the 18 games per rather than extend the season or have more "off day" games - it looks good (I did only look at Calgary's schedule, but don't see any complaints in the comments here...must be good all around).
Now, will TSN cover all the preseason games this year or only half again so they wont miss the tennis and LPGA coverage like last year?
Common guys, get with the program....cover them all!
Go Stamps!!!
February 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
als rule
stop the talking and let's get it on RIGHT NOW!! oh yeah baby!! als still will rule the east!!
February 12, 2014 - 2:49pm
3 opportunities to see the Riders in Ontario this year....2 of these games in brand new stadiums in Hamilton and Ottawa. Can't wait :)
February 12, 2014 - 1:25pm
small town argo
Argoooooooooooos! I am so excited for the 2014 season. Every team looks like they will be very competitive. Worse Record will probably only be like 6-12.
February 12, 2014 - 12:56pm