TORONTO – The nine CFL teams unveiled their local events Thursday for the league’s Grey Cup Unite program.
The CFL will be staging Grey Cup Unite starting Monday with many of the events that are usually held during its annual championship week being presented virtually. In August, the league cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Grey Cup game was originally scheduled to be held Nov. 22 in Regina but the iconic trophy won’t be presented this year for the first time since 1919.
Hamilton is scheduled to stage the 2021 Grey Cup, with Regina to hold the 2022 contest.
We may not have a game but we’ve got a (virtual) party like none other: Grey Cup Unite. #GCUnite
— CFL (@CFL) November 12, 2020
With Thursday’s announcements, CFL teams will collectively stage nearly 40 events over four days next week, including virtual tailgate parties and traditional Grey Cup functions as The Spirit of Edmonton and Touchdown Manitoba.
“The spirit of Grey Cup is alive and well despite the challenges of 2020,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. “I want to salute our clubs for leaning in and our partners for getting behind this exciting idea.
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