The Ottawa Redblacks have released their 2021 schedule. After a tough 2019 season, the team will be looking to return to their winning ways under a new coaching staff.
The Redblacks will kick off their 2021 schedule in front of RNation, hosting East Division rivals, the Montreal Alouettes, under the lights at TD Place on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The CFL schedule will see the Redblacks host five Friday night games under the lights at TD Place next year, with four start times at 7:30 p.m. with a single 7 p.m. start on the last game of the regular season October 29 against the B.C. Lions.
On July 16, RNation will welcome the Hamilton Ticats, 2019 East Division champs, at 7:30 p.m. for our third edition of Friday Night Football.
“Having a 2021 schedule in hand is exciting, possibly the most exciting schedule release ever for the CFL and the Ottawa Redblacks,” OSEG CEO Mark Goudie said. “Being able to put Redblacks home games in my calendar again helps me emotionally build a bridge of positivity between now and then and I hope it does the same for RNation.”
Ottawa has a number of Saturday evening games in 2021. The Redblacks will host three Saturday games, with one 7 p.m. matchup and two 4 p.m. afternoon games against Edmonton on August 28 and Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 16.
Ottawa’s only Thursday night game of the season on August 5 will be a special one for RNation’s head coach Paul LaPolice, as his former team and 2019 Grey Cup Champions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, will be in town.
The Redblacks’ road schedule includes two Friday games, six on Saturdays, and one Monday afternoon game for the Thanksgiving Classic against Montreal at 1 p.m.
Ottawa’s pre-season schedule kicks off on May 28 when the Redblacks visit the Montreal Alouettes, followed by a home game against the same Alouettes on June 4.
The Canadian Football League released its complete 2021 ‘comeback’ schedule Friday morning with a full 21-week season that will culminate with the 108th Grey Cup at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton.