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OTTAWA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the REDBLACKS historic debut in the Canadian Football League will take place in Saskatchewan on June 14th.

The game is the REDBLACKS “home” pre-season game and the “visiting” Roughriders have agreed to host it while Ottawa’s TD Place stadium undergoes its final fit-up for the regular season home opener in July.

The full 2014 CFL schedule will be released at some point this week.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun with this game,” stated Roughriders President/CEO  Jim Hopson.  “The REDBLACKS will be on the home side of the field, introduced from their own inflatable helmet and we’re working on a whole series of fan entertainment features to make it really seem like their home game.”

“What better place to open a new CFL era than in the city with the most vibrant fans in the CFL,” said Jeff Hunt, President of OSEG Sports. “Since we’re the home team, I was promised by Riders President and CEO Jim Hopson that the crowd will be cheering for the REDBLACKS and I fully expect that will be the case,” said Hunt (tongue in cheek). 

“In all seriousness, though, it will be an incredible experience for fans at the game in Saskatchewan and a taste of things to come for our own incredible fan-base in Ottawa.”

Fans can expect further ticket and game day details by early March.

Fan Comments
GC Bound
Well, The Rider Fans must cheer only for the RedBlacks!!
Give our guys a taste of what its like to play against themselves at Mosaic Stadium. lol
Go Riders GO!!
February 10, 2014 - 9:01pm
als rule
the green's released LB/S ferri may re-surface in montreal!!
February 10, 2014 - 7:03pm
Orange & Black
D Ferri one of the dirtiest players in the CFL last season. Als can have him!
February 11, 2014 - 3:37am
als rule
will the als be interested in edmonton's DE lang and/or the green's DE hall?!!
February 10, 2014 - 6:47pm
Oh wow - The Rider fans will get to yell "Heenryyyy" right off the bat without missing a beat! Good luck playing your "home" game in Regina!
February 10, 2014 - 2:46pm
H E N R Y !

H E N R Y !

H E N R Y !

Can't wait for opening day.

February 10, 2014 - 1:54pm
als rule
the roughriders vs the rough riders!! oh yeah baby!!
February 10, 2014 - 12:56pm
The green riders blocked Ottawa from reviving its historic name. Kind of hard to take Hunt's "hilarious" comments. If Ottawa gets the gate receipts from this game in Regina, though, all power to them.
February 10, 2014 - 12:46pm
als rule
@HA1912GCC: WHAT?!! that's why it's called "TONGUE IN CHEEK"!!
February 10, 2014 - 3:53pm