CFL, Roughriders release 2014 schedule
Saskatchewan opens the season in Regina with a Grey Cup rematch against Hamilton
When CFL fans return to Regina for the first regular season game of the 2014 season, it may feel a bit like the last game of 2013.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will open the 2014 season at home on Sunday, June 29 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a rematch of the 2013 Grey Cup. The Riders beat Hamilton 45-23 in the league championship..
The CFL's newest team, Ottawa Redblacks, will play two games in Regina, one being a "home" pre-season game on Saturday, June 14 — Ottawa’s TD Place stadium will not be ready for the pre-season — and the other a regular season showdown on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Saskatchewan will make its first trip to Ottawa on Saturday, Aug. 2.
With Winnipeg moving back to the Western Division this season, fans of the Riders-Bombers rivalry will get to see one more game in 2014.
The first matchup will see Saskatchewan travel to Winnipeg on Thursday, Aug. 7. The Labour Day Classic will be played, as usual, in Regina on Sunday, Aug. 31. The Riders will once again travel to Winnipeg the following Sunday.
Edmonton is the only CFL team that will play in Regina twice during the regular season.
The Riders will once again play only one Friday night game at Mosaic Stadium in 2014, when they host the Calgary Stampeders on October 3 at 8 p.m.
Saskatchewan will also host four games on Saturdays and four on Sundays.
Fans who prefer to watch home games under the lights should be pleased with 2014 schedule. Six of the Roughriders nine homes games will be played after 5 p.m.
Here is the Roughriders full 2014 schedule:
Saturday, June 14
Ottawa at Saskatchewan at 4 p.m.
Friday, June 20
Edmonton at Saskatchewan at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 29
Hamilton at Saskatchewan at 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 5
Saskatchewan at Toronto at 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
BC at Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26
Toronto at Saskatchewan at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2
Saskatchewan at Ottawa at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7
Saskatchewan at Winnipeg at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Montreal at Saskatchewan at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Saskatchewan at BC at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31
Winnipeg at Saskatchewan at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7
Saskatchewan at Winnipeg at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14
Saskatchewan at Hamilton at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21
Ottawa at Saskatchewan at 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26
Saskatchewan at Edmonton at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3
Calgary at Saskatchewan at 8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 13
Saskatchewan at Montreal at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Edmonton at Saskatchewan at 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
Saskatchewan at Calgary at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8
Edmonton at Saskatchewan at 6 p.m.
(All games in Saskatchewan time)