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Stamps Set to Kick Off Preseason

June 12, 2013 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Calgary Stampeders News Release

The Calgary Stampeders kick off the 2013 pre-season Friday night at McMahon Stadium with a Father's Day weekend clash with the BC Lions. Kickoff for the contest, which is presented by Nissan, is set for 7 p.m. Please note that there will be no television coverage or live streaming of the game.

The game gives Stampeders fans their first 2013 look at returning veterans and promising rookies in game action. This is the first meeting between the Stamps and Lions since the Red and White claimed the West Division championship and earned a trip to the 100th Grey Cup with a 34-29 victory at BC Place on Nov. 18.

The West Division rivals met three times during the 2012 regular season, with the teams splitting a pair of dates at McMahon.


The Stampeders are offering special Father's Day deals ahead of Friday's game. Fans purchasing season tickets before Friday will qualify to win the ultimate Father's Day Gift Pack, which includes a BBQ, BBQ cover and utensils, parking pass and pre-game sideline pass for the June 28 regular-season opener and a customized Stamps jersey and cap. Fans purchasing tickets for Friday's game qualify to win a customized Stamps jersey and cap. Visit the special Father's Day promotion page at for more details. Fans wishing to purchase season or single-game tickets are encouraged to call the Ticket Office at (403-289-0258 or 1-800-667-3267) or visit

Nissan Fan Zone

The activity starts two hours before kickoff with the Nissan Fan Zone, which is located across from the Ticket Office on the East side of McMahon Stadium. Select Stamps players will be on hand to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs. The Fan Zone will also feature the Tailgate Food Truck.

Stampeders Kids Club

The Stampeders have again teamed up with New York Fries to present the Kids Club. Stop by the tent in the North concourse behind sections J and K to learn more about the program and to register. Memberships are just $30 for the entire season and include, among other things, an official membership card and lanyard, a 30-per cent discount voucher for the Stamps Store (one-time use) and a Kids Club starter pack that includes a Stamps drawstring backpack, an autograph pen, a mini-football, a Whatever it Takes T-shirt and a New York Fries passport. There's also on-line registration at

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