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Cfl Releases 2020 Schedule

The Canadian Football League released its complete 2020 schedule this morning, which will start the journey to the 108thGrey Cup hosted at Mosaic Stadium on November 22, 2020.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open their regular season at home against the Montreal Alouettes on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. after starting the season on a bye.

“The 2020 season is set to be a very memorable one for us here in Riderville,” said Roughriders President and CEO Craig Reynolds. “Not only will we be celebrating our Club’s 110th anniversary, but we’ll end the season by hosting the Grey Cup. We hope our fans are ready to join us for one of our most exciting years yet.”

The Roughriders’ regular-season home schedule has them playing at Mosaic Stadium on Thursday (one game), Friday (two games), Saturday (five games) and Sunday (one game). Every CFL team will visit Regina once, with the exception of the B.C. Lions who will visit twice.

The Club will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic on Sunday, September 6 with a slight change: a 5 p.m. kickoff.

The Roughriders’ away schedule has them playing on the road on Thursday (two games), Friday (one game), Saturday (six games).

“We want to congratulate and acknowledge the CFL and the other eight teams for the cooperation and hard work it took to put this season’s schedule together,” Reynolds said. “We know our fans are excited to get planning for 2020 and we can’t wait to show them what we’ve been working on to make this season special.”

Fans wishing to purchase season tickets for the 2020 season, and get an exclusive window to purchase seats to the 2020 Grey Cup, can visit Riderville.com and join the waitlist. For current season ticket holders, the early bird season ticket renewal deadline is Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. The final renewal deadline is Jan. 24.

 

ROUGHRIDER SCHEDULE NOTABLES:

  • The Green and White will showcase the 2020 hopefuls in their first pre-season game on Friday, May 30 when they visit the Calgary Stampeders. The following week the Riders will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their final pre-season match-up on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The home opener at Mosaic Stadium will be Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. versus the Montreal Alouettes. The last time the Riders faced the Alouettes in the home opener was 2010 and the Riders won 54-51.
  • The Riders will have a bye for the first week of the regular season. The last time the Riders had a first week bye was in 2016. The team’s other two byes come in weeks six and 19.
  • The Roughriders will play six home games and three away games in the first half versus three at home and six away in the back nine.
  • They will play each team at home and away once with B.C. making an additional trip to Saskatchewan. The Riders will make a second trip to Edmonton to fill out the 18-game regular season.
  • The away game versus Toronto will be played at a neutral site.  It will be the first time since 2004 the Riders will not play in Toronto.
  • The team will play three Thursday night games, including one at home – July 30 vs. Ottawa. The Roughriders are pleased to team up with the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) again this year to bring fans another exciting game day experience. Your ticket to the Roughriders vs. Redblacks will not only get you into the game but to the Queen City Ex on Thursday, July 30 as well. More details will follow in the coming months.
  • The 56th annual Labour Day Classic will be played Sunday, September 6 at 5 p.m. This will be the first time since 2006 that the game has been played at that time. The Riders have won 14 of the last 15 Labour Day matchups and hold a 37-18 advantage through the first 55 meetings.
  • The Riders have back-to-back games at home in week four and five and again in week eight and nine. The team will play three consecutive away games on weeks 16, 17 and 18.