Canadian Football League Games Return to ESPN in 2015

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

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ESPN2 games for July:

Ticats at Bombers 2 July, Calgary at Als, 2 July, Als at Bombers 10 July, BC at Bombers 30 July and Riders at Esks 31 July.

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Good news anything that promotes our great game in the CFL and especially to our CFL fans, friends and neighbours south of the border.

The CFL has done a great job in it's marketing in the past years and along with partners like TSN and ESPN needs to do more to promote the game in the States where many fans enjoy watching.

Yes, and we started with the TiCats game the other night, and we plan to watch the BC/Calgary game Friday night!