Calgary Stampeders Tickets
Team: Calgary Stampeders
League: Canadian Football League
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Venue: McMahon Stadium
Notable Players: A.G. Anselmo, Danny Bass, Johnny Bright, Royal Copeland, Dave Dickenson, Doug Flutie, Wayne Harris, Les Lear, Ray Nettles, Don Luzzi, James West, Tom Scott, Paul Rowe, Rocco Romano, Larry Robinson, Fritz Hanson, John Helton
Calgary Stampeders TicketsThe Calgary Stampeders, which represent Alberta province in the CFL, have a long history that dates back to 1945. The team was the successor of several previous Calgary teams, including the Tigers in 1909, the Canucks in 1915, the 50th Battalion in 1923, the Altomahs in 1931 and the Bronks in 1935. Following a suspension of play for World War II, the Stampeders franchise was founded in the immediate aftermath of the war. From its first Grey Cup victory in 1948, Calgary has won eight national championships, six of which came after 1990. Former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie led Calgary to victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-10 in the 1992 Grey Cup. Flutie received game MVP with an astonishing 480 passing yards, while slotback Dave Sapunjis was named the Top Canadian. The team has also won national titles in 1998, 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2018. Get your Calgary Stampeders tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top games for the upcoming season?Calgary opens up the 2020 regular season with a home game against Montreal on June 12. This is followed by important home matchups against the BC Lions on June 18, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 25, the Toronto Argonauts on Aug. 8, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 20, the Ottawa Redblacks on Oct. 16 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Oct. 30 to conclude the season. Calgary plays Edmonton in back-to-back home and away games on Sept. 7 and 12. If Calgary advances to the Grey Cup, it will play on Nov. 2.
How did Calgary finish the last season?As defending Grey Cup champions, Calgary finished the 2019 season with 24 points and a record of 12-6 for the second seed in the West Division. The season concluded with a 35-14 loss to Winnipeg in the Western Division semifinal round. After touchdowns from Bo Levi Mitchell and Reginald Begelton, Calgary trailed Winnipeg by only a single score entering the final quarter. However, Winnipeg scored the final 20 points of the game to clinch the victory and advance to the division final.
Who is Calgary’s biggest rival?Calgary shares a rivalry with the fellow Albertan team the Edmonton Eskimos. Separated by approximately 300 kilometers, the two teams play each other several times each year, including at the annual Labour Day Classic. The rivalry between Edmonton and Calgary, which stretches over multiple sports, including both football and hockey, is known as the Battle of Alberta.
Who is Calgary’s head coach?Dave Dickenson has been the head coach of Calgary since 2016. Before then, he served as the running back coach, the quarterback coach and the offensive coordinator for the Stampeders since 2009. During his professional playing career, Dickenson was a member of several NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. At both ends of his playing career, Dickenson had brief stints in Calgary between 1997 and 2000 and again in 2008. He attended the University of Montana for college and won the conference MVP three times.
What is the capacity of McMahon Stadium?McMahon Stadium, which has served as the home of the Stampeders since 1960, has an official seating capacity of around 35,000, including a family fun zone, executive suites and various club seating. The stadium has been continuously renovated over the years to keep it up to date with modern standards. It has hosted the Grey Cup four times — 1975, 1993 2000 and 2009 — and a 1990 visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
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