The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce the Canadian Football League has released its complete 2017 schedule.
This year’s schedule has the Saskatchewan Roughriders opening their regular season on the road, Thursday, June 22nd. The regular season opener will see the Riders travel to Montreal to take on the Alouettes with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 Eastern (5:30 MT).
The next weekend the Green and White will officially open the inaugural season at the new Mosaic Stadium – Saturday, July 1st, 7:00PM versus the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
“We are pleased to have officially released the highly anticipated 2017 schedule,” stated Roughriders President and CEO Craig Reynolds. “The inaugural season in Mosaic Stadium will kick start a new era in Rider history as our team and fans begin to call Canada’s premiere outdoor facility home.”
“Holding our home opener and officially opening the stadium on July 1st is a monumental occasion,” Reynolds continued. “To be part of the nationwide Canada 150 celebration is an opportunity our organization is grateful for.”
The Roughriders’ regular season home schedule has them playing at Mosaic Stadium on Friday (two games), Saturday (four games) and Sunday (three games). Each team will visit Regina once, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers being the only team to visit twice.
The Roughriders’ away schedule has them playing on the road on Thursday (one game), Friday (four games), and Saturday (four games). They will visit each team once with a trip to Calgary a second time.
Once again the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the traditional Labour Day Classic on Sunday, September 3rd for a 2:00PM local kick-off time