Bob Young, the owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, released the following statement regarding the CFL’s return-to-play plan for the 2021 season.
Today’s announcement by our commissioner is the welcome news that we will be playing football this season! The Tiger-Cats organization has been steadfast in our commitment to playing football in 2021. Our business is all about entertaining our fans and delivering value to our partners by playing football.
Moving the 108th Grey Cup game to December 12 allows us to play as many regular season games as possible this year in light of the unavoidable delays to the start of the season. The priority for us is to get our players back on the field to play as much football as possible.
We remain enthusiastic about putting on the best Grey Cup in history and look forward to hosting Canada’s largest sporting event in Hamilton, and for all Canadian football fans from across the country, right here at Tim Hortons Field in 2021.
The 2021 Grey Cup was initially scheduled for November 21 but has been moved to December 12 as part of a 14-game season with a targeted start date of August 5.