‘Roar like never before’ will be the B.C. Lions catchphrase for the 2022 season.
The franchise has a few game day initiatives that are still in the final preparation stages, but here is an early look at some of the themes being planned for home games at BC Place.
June 3 vs. Saskatchewan (pre-season)
On the heels of another training camp in Kamloops, this final pre-season tune up should provide plenty of intrigue as both Lion veterans and newcomers looking to crack the roster aim to make a big impression.
June 11 vs. Edmonton:
The Lions 68th regular season opens with a divisional matchup. Season kickoff features a soon-to-be-announced pre-game concert that will highlight the pre-game festivities and leave fans with memories they won’t soon forget. The fun also includes a block party on a closed off Robson St. with more details to come. And the brand new Lions Dance Team will perform at halftime.
June 25 vs. Toronto
The Lions will host their Diversity Is Strength night to celebrate the diversity of the fan base. Fans will also be treated to a performance by DJ Jovan Heer.
July 9 vs. Winnipeg
Family Night will feature mascot football at halftime with a few recognizable characters from around the city. Families will also get the chance for a post-game photo opportunity on the field.
July 21 vs. Hamilton
Always a highlight of the Lions home schedule, this Thursday night contest will feature the Salute To Service with members of the military and first responders being welcomed.
August 6 vs. Edmonton
It’s Legends Night as the team will welcome an important Lions figure onto the Wall of Fame. The second visit from the Elks also serves as B.C.’s Purolator Tackle Hunger game. Fans are encouraged to bring food or cash donations in support of local food banks.
August 26 vs. Saskatchewan
Rivalry Night will be special as the Lions look back on some classic battles with the Roughriders from over the years. This matchup could go a long way in determining the West Division playoff seeding.
September 24 vs. Calgary
Salute To Amateur Football. It’s a celebration of grassroots football, as the Lions show respect to amateur athletes across British Columbia. Students back in town for September can take advantage of the Student Rush promotion. Lucky fans will have the chance to Kick To Win special prizes.
September 30 vs. Ottawa
Back for a second season, the Orange Shirt game will bring awareness to Truth and Reconciliation. 10,000 fans will receive a free Orange Shirt with logo designed by Indigenous artist Corrine Hunt.
October 15 vs. Winnipeg
It’s Fan Appreciation Night as the Lions wrap up the regular season with a second visit from the defending champs. Plenty of fans will receive special prizes and you can stay tuned on another special announcement as B.C. celebrates the game of football.