Winnipeg, MB. – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will kick off the 2018 regular season at home against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos for the first game of the 2018 CFL season on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30 p.m..
With all eyes on Investors Group Field as the CFL season begins, the home opener will also feature a halftime band to be announced at a later date.
This will be the only home Thursday night game of the calendar year, as the Club has taken fan wishes into consideration and worked hard with the league to avoid weeknight games. In all, the Bombers will host five regular season Friday night games and three home games on Saturday. Among the 2018 schedule highlights, the Bombers will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders twice in the coming year.
After being on the road for weeks two and three, the Bombers are back home at Investors Group Field for a Saturday night game against West Division rivals, the B.C. Lions, July 7th.
The team is then back on the road for weeks five and six before hosting the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts July 27th for Friday Night Football, followed by a bye in week eight.
Weeks nine and ten will also see Friday Night Football at Investors Group Field with the Bombers facing two East Division teams in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (August 10) and Ottawa REDBLACKS (August 17).
The Bombers wrap up the month of August on the road in Calgary to face the Stampeders and begin the following month in Regina for the annual Labour Day Classic September 2nd.
The long-rivalled Roughriders then visit Winnipeg for the much-anticipated Casinos of Winnipeg Banjo Bowl on Saturday, September 8th at 3:00 p.m., and will return Saturday, October 13th for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
“Fans from around the province have said they’d like to see more weekend games in the summer, and we’re pleased to be able to offer that in 2018,” said President & CEO Wade Miller. “We look forward to hosting the league opener on June 14th right here at home. We’d like to thank the CFL, who worked tirelessly to accommodate all teams and release the schedule months earlier this year.”
Season tickets and flex packs for the 2018 regular season are available by calling 204-784-7448 or by going online.
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