Cowtown countdown: Stampeders 2021 schedule features two visits from Riders

The Calgary Stampeders have finalized their schedule for the 2021 season.

The 14-game regular season slate begins at McMahon Stadium on August 7 with the Toronto Argonauts providing the opposition and concludes on November 20 when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers come to Calgary.

“I’m so pleased for everyone who enjoys the game of football,” Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “We’re all very excited to get started with the season and we can’t wait to see our great fans back in the stands at McMahon Stadium.”

The Stamps’ home schedule also features the traditional Labour Day Classic against Edmonton as well as two visits by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Stampeders ticket office will be in contact with season-ticket members in the coming days and weeks as plans for fans attending games take shape in accordance with guidelines established by province of Alberta public health officials.

The 2021 campaign will be the 75th in franchise history. The Stampeders were born in 1945 when the Western Interprovincial Football Union held playoffs after the league had suspended operations during World War II. Calgary’s first regular season took place in 1946.

Here are some key points of the red and white’s schedule:

  • There are no pre-season games
  • Division play is emphasized in 2021 with 10 games against West rivals. The Stamps will play three games against both Saskatchewan and BC and two games against Edmonton and Winnipeg. Six of the Stamps’ final seven games will be against division opponents
  • Calgary plays a total of four games against the East Division with home dates with Montreal and Toronto and road games against Hamilton and Ottawa
  • The home schedule features four Saturday games

The division playoffs will be played on November 28 and December 5 and the Grey Cup will be played in Hamilton on December 12.

Regular season
Saturday, Aug. 7 — 5 p.m. Toronto
Thursday, Aug. 12 — 7:30 p.m. BC
Friday, Aug. 20 — 7:30 p.m. Montreal
Sunday, Aug. 29 — 5 p.m. at Winnipeg
Monday, Sept. 6 — 2:30 p.m. Edmonton
Saturday, Sept. 11 — 5 p.m. at Edmonton
Friday, Sept. 17 — 5 p.m. at Hamilton
Saturday, Oct. 2 — 5 p.m. Saskatchewan
Saturday, Oct. 9 — 5 p.m. at Saskatchewan
Saturday, Oct. 16 — 5 p.m. at BC
Saturday, Oct. 23 — 7:45 p.m. Saskatchewan
Friday, Oct. 29 — 5 p.m. at Ottawa
Friday, Nov. 12 — 8:30 p.m. at BC
Saturday, Nov. 20 — 5 p.m. Winnipeg
*All times Mountain

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