2103 Schedule

Here it is :

The CFL announced its 2013 schedule today. We are pleased to share your Alouettes’ 2013 calendar.

(H) Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Hamilton – pre-season game
(A) Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Toronto – pre-season game

(A) Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg
(H) Thursday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg
(H) Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Calgary
(A) Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary
(H) Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Edmonton
(H) Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Toronto
(A) Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Saskatchewan
(H) Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. vs. B.-C.
(A) Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Toronto
(H) Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Toronto
(A) Sunday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m. vs. B.-C.
(A) Saturday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Hamilton ** game presented in Moncton
(H) Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Saskatchewan
(A) Saturday, October 5 at 3:30 p.m. vs. Edmonton ** Canadian Football Hall of Fame game
(H) Monday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg
(H) Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Hamilton
(A) Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Hamilton
(A) Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Toronto

(H) – Home games played at Percival Molson Stadium
(A) – Away games
All times in Eastern Standard Time.

For more information and fun facts about the 2013 schedule, visit http://www.montrealalouettes.com/.

Unbalanced schedule against both Hamilton and Toronto. Don't like that much but it is what it is, finishing the season with two games on the road against Hamilton and Toronto. Terrible schedule from a tactical point of view on the plus side not crazy short weeks and travel is well spaced out. League needs to figure a better tiebreaker system with unbalanced schedule.

Als play in BC (where winning has not been on their side) then fly to the other side of the country to play Hamilton in Moncton. It will be difficult for them to pull off a win there too.

I count four against TO, so two home each. Als travel twice to Hamilton versus once here but get Winnipeg twice here and once in the Peg.

Tout de même étrange que les Alouettes aient 4 fois des parties consécutives contre le même adversaire. Généralement, ce genre de confrontation se solde en parts égales.

Les Alouette semblent être l'équipe qui sera l'équipe protocolaire cette saison : première partie disputée au stade Varsity à Toronto depuis 55 ans, première partie de la saison, partie à Moncton contre les Timinous et partie de l'intronisation des légendes au Temple de la renommée contre Edmonton.

Ce sera un calendrier difficile pour le nouvel entraîneur-chef et sa myriade d'assistants.

Someone correct me if Im wrong, but isnt the current capacity of Varsity Stadium approx. 5000?

Argos obviously testing the waters for a move out of Rogers, but lots of temporary seats will have to be added.

The Argos pre-season game will not be televised, but the Hamilton one will be on TSN2.

I think they just had no choice.

Exact.

Argos obviously testing the waters for a move out of Rogers, but lots of temporary seats will have to be added.
Je vois pas à ce moment-ci comment ceci serait un indice que les Agarnottes voudraient déménager. Contrairement aux Alouette au Stade Olympique, le stade Rogers est en plein centre-ville. Il me semble qu'il serait singulier de se rabattre en-dehors du centre-ville alors qu'ils y sont déjà.

Peut-etre ils ne vont pas avoir le choix:

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Some of you,along with other CFL fans, are really almost impossible to please; as far as I am concerned,the Als have a very good schedule and the fans should be quite pleased; hence, the Als will play 5 games on Thursdays,including 4 at home,5 away games on Saturdays,4 games on Sundays,including 3 at home, 2 games on Fridays,including 1 at home, 1 home game on Monday and 1 away game on Tuesday.

During the season, in 10 of their games, the Als will have 7 days or more to "rest/prepare"; in 5 games,they will have 6 days between each game and in 3 games they will have 5 days, which is exactly the same as their opponents in these 3 games. So what if they go from Vancouver on a Sunday to Moncton on a Saturday; the game in Vancouver will be played on a Sunday afternoon and the Als will be able to board the plane on Sunday night and will be in Montreal Monday morning; they won't have to be in Moncton before the Friday. No big deal!.

With an 8 Team League and 18 games played, along with constraints regarding availability of playing fields and TVs issues/requirements,minimum days of rest for players,between games, it is impossible to please everyone; "je lève mon chapeau" to all persons involved in the preparation of the schedule; they tried to be fair to each Team and it was achieved. If there was an 10 Team League and 18 games, it would be much more easier,but we are not there,yet. With the addition of Ottawa,next season, there will be additional constraints but,again, the outmost will be done to please the fans.

Richard

Oui. Ça, c'est plus qu'un indice. C'est aussi la confirmation que Rogers n'a jamais vraiment voulu de la LCF dans son stade.

Why you bitching ? Is it an act of betrayal to discuss what we like and what we don't about the schedule ? Is that some kind of act of barbarism ? Really Richard. You take things too seriously... I think 8 games on Thursday is terrible, might as well call the Als the TSN hole filler. Not sure what the demographics are of the season ticket holders and what are their wishes but I can't think of another team other than Toronto (political games) that has such a terrible schedule. Thurdsday night in BC with an 11pm start here ! Really... No wonder we can't ever win in BC, what a pathetic joke but glad your happy :lol:

My only problem with the schedule is with 1st place clinched, do we play AC in the Nov. 1 Toronto game?

Have to agree with you on that front HfxTC re Thursday night games.

With all the Thursday June/July/August home games, I would assume that the Als asked for this.

Concern I would imagine for fans hitting the road on the weekend or hitting the Festivals.

Not only do they have to sit on an airplane for 5+ hours heading to BC, they will have to contend with the 3 hour time change. They get back Monday morning, it will take mid week for their bodies to get back to normal (if they are lucky). Then get back on an airplane to Moncton with another time change.

Ask the players if it is "No big deal!"!

What the league could have done was seperated these two games and spread them further apart in the schedule.

or as opposed to Thursday night hole filler perhaps Als are leading the way to become TSN lead into Thursday Night Football.

But as a relative newcomer I've learned to NEVER disagree with Rich. He's very self important.

taking a look at last season's attendance, their first two home games that fell on a Thursday and Friday night, drew just over 21000 both at the beginning of July.

The next Friday night game which was July 27th drew 22700.

Who says they don't have to be in Moncton before the Friday ? That game is heavily promoted and there is a lot of demands on the teams involved. I'm pretty sure the Als will be expected in Moncton on Wednesday. Thursday morning at the latest.

more to the point re the scheduling of these two games.