Highlights include a Labour Day Classic home opener, a 2019 Grey Cup rematch with the Blue Bombers to kick off the CFL season & five afternoon home games


The Canadian Football League (CFL) is returning in 2021 with a 14-game schedule that kicks off August 5 and concludes with the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton on December 12.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are scheduled to suit up in the CFL’s first 2021 regular season game; a 2019 Grey Cup rematch against the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg on Thursday, August 5 at 8:30 p.m. Hamilton’s home opener is set for Monday, September 6 at 1 p.m. against the Toronto Argonauts in the Labour Day Classic and the club will also face the Argos in a Thanksgiving Classic on Monday, October 11 at 4 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field. Overall, the Tiger-Cats have afternoon kickoffs in five of their seven home games this season.

Visit to view the club’s entire 2021 schedule online.

“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, or visit the BC Lions or Calgary Stampeders in 2021.

Every CFL game, including playoffs and the 108th Grey Cup, will be live on TSN. Every Montreal Alouettes game and select non-Alouette games will be available on RDS. A schedule of games available for viewing on ESPN stations in the US, as well as international viewing will be released by the CFL soon.

The only way for fans to guarantee tickets to the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton is to be a Tiger-Cats season seat holder. Benefits include exclusive savings, first-access to 2021 Grey Cup Festival tickets and more. For more information about Tiger-Cats season seats or the 108th Grey Cup, please reach out to a Tiger-Cats ticket representative at 905-547-2287 or

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