Canadian Football League Games Return to ESPN in 2015
ESPN will televise 20 Canadian Football League (CFL) games in 2015 – including the 103rd Grey Cup championship – and an additional 69 games will be available on ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network. The 89-game schedule is part of a multi-year agreement with the CFL, which grants ESPN exclusive rights to present the league’s games in the United States.
The schedule kicks off with three preseason contests on ESPN3, beginning Friday, June 12, when the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders host the BC Lions at 9:30 p.m. ET.
CFL regular season games begin Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Michael Sam, the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, is expected to make his CFL debut for the Montreal Alouettes when they host the Ottawa Redblacks at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. ESPN’s complete schedule of CFL games will be announced at a later date.
ESPN telecasts will utilize production and commentator teams from TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader.
ESPN’s 2015 CFL Preseason Schedule:
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Jun 12 9:30 p.m. BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders ESPN3
Sat, Jun 13 10 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN3
Thu, Jun 18 7:30 p.m. Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN3