TORONTO (November 4, 2018) – Following an 81-game regular season, the 106th Grey Cup Playoff matchups are now set. The Eastern Semi-Final features West Division crossovers the BC Lions visiting Tim Hortons Field to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the Western Semi-Final, the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium.


Sunday, November 11th at 1 p.m. ET
BC Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Buy tickets to the Eastern Semi-Final in Hamilton

  • Hamilton is hosting a home playoff game for the fifth time in six years.
  • Hamilton owns a 27-17 (.614) home playoff record.
  • BC has an 11-23 (.324) road playoff record.
  • This is the fifth time BC has crossed over into the East Division (2014, 2009, 2003 and 1997).
  • Hamilton hosted BC in 2009 at the Eastern Semi-Final where the Lions defeated the Tiger-Cats 34-27 in overtime.
  • The two teams met twice this season in back-to-back weeks. In Week 15 BC completed a comeback to beat Hamilton 35-32 in Vancouver. The following week Hamilton split the series by beating the Lions 40-10.
  • The two teams met in the 73rd Grey Cup in Montreal (1985) where the Lions were victorious 37-24.
  • BC Lions coach Wally Buono has 18 career playoff wins – second all-time behind Frank Clair (22). This will be the 23rd playoff appearance for Wally as a coach in 25 years of coaching.


Sunday, November 11th at 4:30 p.m. ET
Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Buy tickets to the Western Semi-Final in Saskatchewan

Please note that media accreditation for the 106th Grey Cup Playoffs is handled through the teams and subject to CFL approval.

Here is a list of the six teams in the 106th Grey Cup Playoffs, including their all-time playoff records and winning percentage from 1936-present:

  • BC (21-32, with a .396 winning percentage)
  • Calgary (47-46-2, with a .505 winning percentage)
  • Saskatchewan (43-50-2, with a .463 winning percentage)
  • Winnipeg (61-51-2, with a .544 winning percentage)
  • Hamilton (42-46-1, with a .478 winning percentage)
  • Ottawa (43-41, with a .512 winning percentage)

The Eastern and Western Finals will take place on November 18th. The Ottawa REDBLACKS will host the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET and the Calgary Stampeders will host the Western Final at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Visit www.cfl.ca/playoffs to purchase tickets throughout the 106th Grey Cup playoffs.

Lucas Barrett

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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