Hamilton Tiger-Cats release revised 14-game schedule ahead of 2021 CFL season

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Published June 15, 2021 at 4:21 pm

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The ‘Cats are back.

A day after the Canadian Football League (CFL) owners voted to proceed with a 14-game regular season schedule this year, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats released its revised schedule on Tuesday (June 16).

The 2021 season will kick off with a rematch of the 2019 Grey Cup when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Ticats on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Hamilton’s home opener is set for Monday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. against the Toronto Argonauts in the Labour Day Classic. The Ticats will also face the Argos in a Thanksgiving Classic on Monday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field.

In total, the Tiger-Cats have afternoon kickoffs in five of their seven home games this season.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate the return of our great game with our loyal fans and partners at Tim Hortons Field,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Tiger-Cats, Scott Mitchell. “It is fitting that our first home game back will be on Labour Day, and of course we look forward to the culmination of the 2021 season with the Grey Cup game right here in Hamilton in December.”

Each CFL team will play a 14-game schedule and there are no pre-season games this year, a product of a season shortened by COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the Tiger-Cats will not host the Edmonton Elks or Winnipeg Blue Bombers. They will also not visit the BC Lions or Calgary Stampeders in 2021.

Every CFL game, including playoffs and the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton, will be live on TSN.

Photo: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Dance and Cheer Team and mascot, Stripes, at a home game at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. (Credit: @dancecheerticats on Instagram)

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