Details of the Saskatchewan Roughriders 2020 schedule

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders open their 2020 regular season at home against the Montreal Alouettes on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. (central standard time) after starting the season on a bye.

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 Riders will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic on Sunday, September 6 with a slight change: 5 p.m. kick-off.

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

Riders schedule notes:

  • The green and white showcase the 2020 roster 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 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.