The Canadian Football League has returned to action. The last time the athletes wore their uniforms was almost two years ago. On November 24, 2019, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 107th Grey Cup, beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for their first title since 1990. Teams will return to the field 620 days after the whole 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
It’ll be an incredible season leading up to the Grey Cup, which promises to be a watershed moment for our sport, our league, and our country.” This year’s CFL may be a little different, but Canada’s football league will be back. Here is the summary of all the details about the CFL’s return thus far.
When does the CFL season in 2022 begin?
The start of the training camp is set for July 10th. On August 5th, the CFL season began. While the CFL had intended to start the season in June, it will instead begin on August 5.
How many games will there be?
The league’s Board of Governors have approved a 14-game schedule. The CFL usually consists of an 18-game schedule, but because of the delayed start, they have decided to reduce the number of games to 50%.
When will the 109th Grey Cup be played?
- Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont. • Date: November 20, 2022
The CFL’s most recent game was held at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, on the 24th of November, 2019. The 108th edition of the Grey Cup will be held 2 years later, on December 12, 2022.
The 108th edition of the Canadian custom was scheduled to take place in Regina, Saskatchewan, however, because to the pandemic, it was canceled Instead, the event will take place in the city in 2022. The 2022 game was awarded to Hamilton, Ont., on Feb. 21, 2019, and will be held at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Tiger-Cats.
The last time Hamilton was the host of a game at Ivor Wynne Stadium was on November 24, 1996. The Toronto Argonauts won the 84th Grey Cup in heavy snow and -10°C temperatures at kickoff, led by Doug Flutie, the game’s Most Valuable Player. On December 12, the average temperature in Hamilton is -1oC (31oF).
Check out ticket details for Grey Cup 2022 here.
What is the CFL schedule for 2022?
The CFL schedule was released on June 15, and it may seem weird at first glance — but for good reason. Due to new restrictions on clubs’ ability to include fans from Ontario and Quebec, East Division teams will travel to the West for the first two weeks.
While there will be no preseason games in 2022, there will be plenty of big games, including a Labor Day doubleheader (Hamilton vs. Toronto and the Battle of Alberta in Calgary) and two triple headers on September 11 and October 23. In terms of Saturday games, 14 will be played throughout the course of the 16-week season.
Will the fans be allowed?
Fans are anticipated to return to the stands for the start of the season, although the capacity has yet to be established. According to Ambrosie, the statistics will be decided by local officials.