December 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Updated: December 20, 2018 3:04 pm

Saskatchewan Roughriders start 2019 CFL season on the road

Fans can now plan and begin looking forward to the 2019 season with the release of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' schedule.

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The 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) season schedule was released Thursday, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders start the year on the road.

Saskatchewan will showcase its hopefuls in a pre-season game on May 31 when they visit the Calgary Stampeders. The Riders host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 6 in their final pre-season match-up.

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The Roughriders play their first two regular-season games on the road: June 13 in Hamilton, and the next week in Ottawa.

The regular-season home opener in Regina is on Canada Day, July 1, against the Toronto Argonauts.

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Seven teams will visit Regina once, with Winnipeg making two trips to Mosaic Stadium. The Riders will make a second trip to B.C. to fill the 18-game regular season.

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Saskatchewan host the Bombers in the 55th annual Labour Day Classic on Sept. 1.

The Roughriders’ 2019 regular season schedule:

  • June 13 – Roughriders at Hamilton
  • June 20 – Roughriders at Ottawa
  • July 1 – Toronto vs Roughriders
  • July 6 – Calgary vs Roughriders
  • July 20 – B.C. vs Roughriders
  • July 27 – Roughriders at B.C.
  • Aug. 1 – Hamilton vs Roughriders
  • Aug. 9 – Roughriders at Montreal
  • Aug. 24 – Ottawa vs Roughriders
  • Sept. 1 – Winnipeg vs Roughriders
  • Sept. 7 – Roughriders at Winnipeg
  • Sept. 14 – Montreal vs Roughriders
  • Sept. 28 – Roughriders at Toronto
  • Oct. 5 – Winnipeg vs Roughriders
  • Oct. 11 – Roughriders at Calgary
  • Oct. 18 – Roughriders at B.C.
  • Oct. 26 – Roughriders at Edmonton
  • Nov. 2 – Edmonton vs Roughriders 

Riders have their first of three byes in week five, with the other two falling on weeks 10 and 15.

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