TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today the team’s schedule for the 2022 Canadian Football League season.
After a 2021 CFL campaign that saw the Boatmen finish first in the East Division with a 9-5 record, including a 6-1 home record at BMO Field, the league will revert to its typical 18-game regular season plus two preseason games in 2022. The Argos open their schedule with a week one bye and officially kick things off at home on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 p.m. vs. East Division rival Montreal. This marks the first time Toronto has opened their regular season against the Alouettes since 2001, 21 years!
Highlights from the 2022 home schedule:
- Toronto’s Week 6 game vs. Saskatchewan on July 16th will be a neutral site game but will officially be an Argos home game. Toronto is no stranger to playing neutral site games recently having played in Moncton, NB (2019, 2010), a preseason game in Guelph, ON (2018), Fort McMurray, AB (2015), a preseason game in Halifax, NS (2005) and a preseason game in London, ON (2012). More details to come in the new year.
- Five of the Argos eight home games at BMO Field will be night games (7/7:30 p.m.) this season; Two on Saturday nights, one on Friday night as well as a Monday and Thursday kickoff. The remaining three BMO home dates are slated for afternoon starts.
- Toronto went 6-1 at BMO Field in 2021, winning their first six home games for the first time since 1997 and went 4-0 against East division rivals. The Boatmen welcome Hamilton, Montreal and Ottawa to town in five of eight home games in 2022.
- Bye Weeks in Week 1, 5 and 15
Additional notes from the full schedule:
- Toronto and Hamilton dueled four times in 2021 (five including playoffs) for the first time since 2012 and will do so again in 2022. All four games between the long-time rivals will come within a month from August 6 to September 5, which is sure to keep the rivalry alive.
- The Labour Day Classic in Hamilton continues September 5th in the 51st chapter of the traditional clash.
- 12 Saturday games, including seven games in a row to end the season. Summer and Fall weekends coupled with football, an unbeatable combination!
- 17-of-18 games will be on six days of rest or more (the most in the league), including eight games with 8+ days of rest.
- Six of the Argos final nine games come against East Division opponents, which could have serious playoff implications. Toronto will play Montreal and Ottawa three times each in 2022.
- The 109th Grey Cup in Regina, Saskatchewan to be played November 20th , the earliest the championship game has been played since 2006.
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