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June 14, 2019

STAMPS OPEN SEASON VS REDBLACKS

Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa RedBlacks
Presented by Tim Hortons
McMahon Stadium
Saturday, June 15
5 p.m. kickoff
TV: TSN
Radio: 770 CHQR

The 74th regular season in Calgary Stampeders history gets under way on Saturday as the Red and White take on the Ottawa RedBlacks at McMahon Stadium.

Calgary has won seven straight home-openers and the Stamps are 42-30-1 all-time in their first home date including a 35-22-1 record since McMahon Stadium opened in 1960.

It’s the fourth time the Stampeders have opened the defence of a Grey Cup championship by facing their opponent from the previous season’s championship game. Following their 1992 title, the Stamps played Winnipeg in the 1993 season-opener, Calgary followed up its 2008 Grey Cup by taking on East Division champ Montreal in the first game of the 2009 campaign and it was a Stampeders-Ticats Grey Cup rematch to kick off the 2015 season.

The Stamps were 1-1 during the pre-season as they beat Saskatchewan 37-1 at McMahon in their first tune-up before dropping a 38-36 decision to the BC Lions in Vancouver. The RedBlacks were 0-1-1 in pre-season action with a 25-21 home loss to Hamilton and a 20-20 tie in Montreal.

Come early for Fan Zone fun

From 2 to 5 p.m., the Fan Zone will be in operation on the south practice field. Included in the Fan Zone will be live music from High Steppin’ Daddy, a DJ, beer garden, barbeque food options, family-friendly games and sampling opportunities from Campari, Molson and Tim Hortons. The Grey Cup trophy as well as the NLL Cup, in recognition of the Calgary Roughnecks’ 2019 championship, will be on hand for photos. Fans can also receive autographs from Roughnecks players and former Stampeder and current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton from 3 to 4 p.m.

2018 Grey Cup celebration

Stamps supporters will have one final opportunity to honour the 2018 Grey Cup-winning season. Prior to kickoff, Singleton will raise a championship flag in the northeast corner of the stadium.

Red City drum line

New for the 2019 season is the Red City drum line which will perform both before and during home games.

Opening video

A brand-new 2019 opening video will debut prior to the Stamps player introductions.

Halftime

Saturday’s halftime entertainment will be a tribute to the Roughnecks’ NLL Cup victory and include select players and coaches.