April 21, 2021

Pieces falling into place for a return to play

The Canadian Football League unveiled some excellent news! After being away from the field in 2020, our players will be able to put on their pads, helmets, and uniforms to play the sport we all know and love.

In order to welcome as many fans as possible in the stands, and to give provinces more time to accept the different protocols regarding the return to play, the league has postponed the start date of the season. Of course, we will continue to closely follow the evolution of the situation in the different provinces, and in Quebec, but we are very happy to have a precise game plan for a return to play.

The new key dates of the 2021 season 

– Regular season: 14 games, between August 5 and November 21

– Alouettes home games: 7

– Playoffs: November 28 and December 5

– Grey Cup in Hamilton: Sunday, December 12

Our season at home will be shortened by 3 games. The new 2021 season calendar should be released in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that!

We are working on a game plan to ensure that you don’t lose the value of the games that won’t be played. We will reach out to you in the coming weeks to discuss about our partnership agreement in greater detail.

Please note that each team is still regularly meeting with their respective province’s health authorities to discuss the different scenarios with regards to the number of fans allowed in the stands.

We are thrilled to finally be able to plan our return to play. We can assure you that we are working tirelessly to ensure that it will take place in the best conditions, and in all safety for our players, staff, and fans.

See you very soon,