The CFL has a gift for its fans just in time for Christmas.
The league has released the 2019 football schedule and it keeps the Roughriders away from home for the first two weeks of the season.
The Riders’ first home game comes on Canada Day, a 5 p.m. matchup against the Toronto Argonauts.
The club then plays two more games at home against Calgary and B.C. before its first bye week of the season starting on July 21.
Two more byes fall on the weeks of Aug. 11 and Sept. 15.
It could be a tough stretch for the Roughriders at the end of the season, where the team will go on the road for three of the final four games.
The Riders final game of the season — a home game against Edmonton on Nov. 2 — happens at 2 p.m., keeping fans out of the evening cold.
The Riders play just one Sunday game this season — the annual Labour Day Classic against Winnipeg. They have three Thursday night games, including one at home.
Friday, May 31 – Saskatchewan at Calgary – 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 – Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 – Saskatchewan at Hamilton – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 – Saskatchewan at Ottawa – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, July 1 – Toronto at Saskatchewan – 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 – Calgary at Saskatchewan – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 – B.C. at Saskatchewan – 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 – Saskatchewan at B.C. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1 – Hamilton at Saskatchewan – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9 – Saskatchewan at Montreal – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Ottawa at Saskatchewan – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1 – Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Saskatchewan at Winnipeg – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14 – Montreal at Saskatchewan – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Saskatchewan at Toronto – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 – Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 – Saskatchewan at Calgary – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18 – Saskatchewan at B.C. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 – Saskatchewan at Edmonton – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 – Edmonton at Saskatchewan – 2 p.m.
Semi-Finals – Sunday, Nov. 10
Finals – Sunday, Nov. 17
107th Grey Cup – Sunday, Nov. 24
UPDATE: 'All you had to do was stop': Family members address Sidhu at sentence hearing
Follow live coverage of the hearing below Emotional wounds are reopening and exposing the waves...
READ MORE +
Early Bird special on now for NB trade show vendors
Vendors planning to participate in the annual trade show in North Battleford still have a few days...
READ MORE +
Vikings senior boys basketball team gear up for stretch-drive of season
The North Battleford Comprehensive High School senior boys Vikings basketball team have an...
READ MORE +
Join the Discussion
We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.