'Tis the Season for Season Tickets: The 2019 CFL Schedule Is Here
December 20, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release
TORONTO - The 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) schedule is out just in time for holiday shoppers to give fans on their list the ultimate gift: season tickets.
"As soon as the Grey Cup trophy is presented, we switch from football season to business season and the release of the schedule is a highlight," said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.
"There is a lot to look forward to in the 2019 schedule, from prime time Saturday nights to Labour Day classics to a special game in Atlantic Canada."
To view the 2019 CFL Schedule, click here. To inquire about purchasing season tickets, click here.
The regular season will kick off on Thursday June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders, led by the current Coach of the Year Chris Jones, travel to Hamilton to meet the Tiger-Cats in the debut of their new head coach, Orlondo Steinauer.
The Calgary Stampeders launch the defense of their championship on Saturday June 15 when they host the Ottawa REDBLACKS. A rematch of the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, the game is the first of 20 "Saturday Prime" games on TSN (all at 7 p.m. ET). It is followed that night by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting the BC Lions and their new head coach, DeVone Claybrooks.
Friday Night Football makes 24 appearances next year and Thursday Night Football is back on the schedule for the first ten weeks of the season.
Canada Day on July 1 features a Monday night clash between the Toronto Argonauts and the Riders in Regina. On August 10, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will host the BC Lions in a Saturday prime game to celebrate the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
The CFL returns to Atlantic Canada on Sunday, August 25. The Argos will host the Montreal Alouettes in the first CFL game out east since 2013 and the first presented by the Atlantic Schooners, who are working to become the CFL's tenth team.
"As the oldest professional sports team in North America and one of the most storied franchises in Canadian football, the Argos feel a special responsibility to grow our great game," said Bill Manning, President of the Toronto Argonauts.
"That's why we agreed to move one home game out east, to contribute to the momentum behind the Schooners' bid to make a CFL dream come true by making ours a coast to coast league."
Schooners Sports and Entertainment, a group of investors currently working on a stadium project in Halifax, will announce details on the Sunday August 25 game, including its location, in the new year.
Labour Day Weekend features all the classics: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are in Saskatchewan on Sunday September 1, and a holiday double header on Monday September 2 showcases the Ticats hosting the Argonauts and the Eskimos visiting Calgary to face the Stampeders.
The trend to provide teams with rest between games in the name of player safety continues: the number of short weeks (fewer than seven days between games) drops to 40 in 2019, down from 51 just three years ago.
Playoff races are expected to be fuelled to the finish line with the final dozen games of the season all taking place between divisional rivals, and the final two weekends of the regular season featuring Saturday triple headers.
Playoffs fall on Sunday, November 10 and Sunday November 17, with the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, November 24 at 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local time).
PRESEASON WEEK 1 SUN MAY 26 3:00 PM CST BC @ EDM
PRESEASON WEEK 2 THU MAY 30 10:00 AM CST MTL @ TOR
FRI MAY 31 7:30 PM CST EDM @ WPG
FRI MAY 31 8:00 PM CST SSK @ CGY
SAT JUN 1 6:00 PM CST HAM @ OTT
PRESEASON WEEK 3 THU JUN 6 6:30 PM CST TOR @ HAM
THU JUN 6 6:30 PM CST OTT @ MTL
THU JUN 6 8:00 PM CST WPG @ SSK
FRI JUN 7 9:00 PM CST CGY @ BC
WEEK 1 THU JUN 13 6:30 PM CST SSK @ HAM
FRI JUN 14 8:00 PM CST MTL @ EDM
SAT JUN 15 6:00 PM CST OTT @ CGY
SAT JUN 15 9:00 PM CST WPG @ BC
WEEK 2 THU JUN 20 6:30 PM CST SSK @ OTT
FRI JUN 21 8:00 PM CST BC @ EDM
SAT JUN 22 6:00 PM CST HAM @ TOR
WEEK 3 THU JUN 27 7:30 PM CST EDM @ WPG
FRI JUN 28 6:30 PM CST MTL @ HAM
SAT JUN 29 6:00 PM CST BC @ CGY
MON JUL 1 6:00 PM CST TOR @ SSK
WEEK 4 THU JUL 4 6:30 PM CST HAM @ MTL
FRI JUL 5 6:30 PM CST WPG @ OTT
SAT JUL 6 6:00 PM CST BC @ TOR
SAT JUL 6 9:00 PM CST CGY @ SSK
WEEK 5 THU JUL 11 9:00 PM CST EDM @ BC
FRI JUL 12 7:30 PM CST TOR @ WPG
SAT JUL 13 3:00 PM CST MTL @ OTT
SAT JUL 13 6:00 PM CST CGY @ HAM
WEEK 6 THU JUL 18 8:00 PM CST TOR @ CGY
FRI JUL 19 7:30 PM CST OTT @ WPG
SAT JUL 20 3:00 PM CST EDM @ MTL
SAT JUL 20 6:00 PM CST BC @ SSK
WEEK 7 THU JUL 25 6:00 PM CST CGY @ OTT
THU JUL 25 8:30 PM CST TOR @ EDM
FRI JUL 26 6:00 PM CST WPG @ HAM
SAT JUL 27 6:00 PM CST SSK @ BC
WEEK 8 THU AUG 1 6:00 PM CST WPG @ TOR
THU AUG 1 8:30 PM CST HAM @ SSK
FRI AUG 2 6:00 PM CST OTT @ MTL
SAT AUG 3 6:00 PM CST EDM @ CGY
WEEK 9 THU AUG 8 7:30 PM CST CGY @ WPG
FRI AUG 9 6:00 PM CST SSK @ MTL
FRI AUG 9 9:00 PM CST OTT @ EDM
SAT AUG 10 6:00 PM CST BC @ HAM
WEEK 10 THU AUG 15 7:30 PM CST BC @ WPG
FRI AUG 16 6:30 PM CST EDM @ TOR
SAT AUG 17 3:00 PM CST HAM @ OTT
SAT AUG 17 6:00 PM CST MTL @ CGY
WEEK 11 FRI AUG 23 8:00 PM CST WPG @ EDM
SAT AUG 24 6:00 PM CST OTT @ SSK
SAT AUG 24 9:00 PM CST HAM @ BC
SUN AUG 25 5:30 PM CST MTL @ TOR
WEEK 12 SUN SEPT 1 2:00 PM CST WPG @ SSK
MON SEPT 2 12:00 PM CST TOR @ HAM
MON SEPT 2 3:30 PM CST EDM @ CGY
WEEK 13 FRI SEPT 6 6:30 PM CST BC @ MTL
SAT SEPT 7 12:00 PM CST TOR @ OTT
SAT SEPT 7 3:00 PM CST SSK @ WPG
SAT SEPT 7 6:00 PM CST CGY @ EDM
WEEK 14 FRI SEPT 13 9:00 PM CST OTT @ BC
SAT SEPT 14 3:00 PM CST HAM @ CGY
SAT SEPT 14 6:00 PM CST MTL @ SSK
WEEK 15 FRI SEPT 20 6:00 PM CST CGY @ TOR
FRI SEPT 20 8:30 PM CST HAM @ EDM
SAT SEPT 21 3:00 PM CST WPG @ MTL
SAT SEPT 21 6:00 PM CST BC @ OTT
WEEK 16 FRI SEPT 27 7:30 PM CST HAM @ WPG
SAT SEPT 28 3:00 PM CST EDM @ OTT
SAT SEPT 28 6:00 PM CST SSK @ TOR
SAT SEPT 28 9:00 PM CST MTL @ BC
WEEK 17 FRI OCT 4 6:00 PM CST EDM @ HAM
SAT OCT 5 3:00 PM CST CGY @ MTL
SAT OCT 5 6:00 PM CST WPG @ SSK
SAT OCT 5 9:00 PM CST TOR @ BC
WEEK 18 FRI OCT 11 6:00 PM CST OTT @ TOR
FRI OCT 11 8:30 PM CST SSK @ CGY
SAT OCT 12 3:00 PM CST MTL @ WPG
SAT OCT 12 6:00 PM CST BC @ EDM
WEEK 19 FRI OCT 18 6:00 PM CST TOR @ MTL
FRI OCT 18 9:00 PM CST SSK @ BC
SAT OCT 19 3:00 PM CST OTT @ HAM
SAT OCT 19 6:00 PM CST WPG @ CGY
WEEK 20 FRI OCT 25 7:30 PM CST CGY @ WPG
SAT OCT 26 12:00 PM CST HAM @ MTL
SAT OCT 26 3:00 PM CST OTT @ TOR
SAT OCT 26 6:00 PM CST SSK @ EDM
WEEK 21 FRI NOV 1 6:00 PM CST MTL @ OTT
SAT NOV 2 3:00 PM CST EDM @ SSK
SAT NOV 2 6:00 PM CST TOR @ HAM
SAT NOV 2 9:00 PM CST CGY @ BC
EASTERN SEMI-FINAL SUN NOV 10 12:00 PM CST TBD @ TBD
WESTERN SEMI-FINAL SUN NOV 10 3:30 PM CST TBD @ TBD
EASTERN FINAL SUN NOV 17 12:00 PM CST TBD @ TBD
WESTERN FINAL SUN NOV 17 3:30 PM CST TBD @ TBD
107TH GREY CUP SUN NOV 24 5:00 PM CST TBD @ TBD
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