106TH GREY CUP PRESENTED BY SHAW MEDIA PROTOCOLS AND POST-GAME MEDIA CONFERENCE POOL FEED

106TH GREY CUP PRESENTED BY SHAW MEDIA PROTOCOLS AND POST-GAME MEDIA CONFERENCE POOL FEED

Coaches will be available pre-game at 2 (OTT) and 2:15 (CGY); non-rights holders have an opportunity for live hits in-bowl in a designated area from 2:30-3:15

Saturday, November 24, 2018 — Saturday, November 24, 2018 — EDMONTON – Below are the game day protocols and post-game pool feed info for the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw:

THE BRICK FIELD AT COMMONWEALTH STADIUM INFORMATION

On game day, the press box and media work rooms open at 1:00 p.m. MT. Press box seating, as determined by the Football Reporters of Canada, will be posted in both media rooms.

A pregame meal will be served at 3:00 p.m. in the press box and in the media conference room, with a snack served at halftime.

Entrance to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium – The media shuttle drop-off location will be near gate 4 and media will enter through gate 4. Once on the concourse, go right. The Bryan Hall Media Centre will be on your left after a short walk.

Media Conference Room – Room B350 located inside Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (CCRC). Exit the media centre and go left on the concourse. Go to gate 2 and exit the stadium. After a short walk, go left towards the CCRC. Go through the doors at the bottom of the ramp, go right. The media conference room will be on your left.  

Photographers Room – Located inside the stadium’s loading bay.

Press Box – Located inside the Bryan Hall Media Centre.

Auxiliary Media Room – An auxiliary media room is located next to the Media Conference Room. Please refer to the directions provided above.

PREGAME MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH HEAD COACHES

This year both teams’ head coaches will be made available for a brief media conference before the game. These availabilities will take place at 2:00 p.m. (Rick Campbell, Ottawa REDBLACKS) and 2:15 p.m. (Dave Dickenson, Calgary Stampeders) in the media conference room.

BROADCAST RIGHTS HOLDERS

TSN, RDS, and TSN Radio have exclusive access on Grey Cup Sunday. No recording or live hits inside the stadium by any other media are allowed on Grey Cup Sunday until after the post-game ceremonies.

However, one opportunity for in-bowl stand-ups will be permitted from 2:30-3:15 p.m. MT. Non-rights holders must be escorted to field level by CFL Communications representatives. A group departure will happen from the media conference room shortly after the head coaches’ pre-game media availability.

106TH GREY CUP SIDELINE PHOTOGRAPHERS PROTOCOLS 

Below are the guidelines for photographers shooting from the sidelines during the 106th Grey Cup. Photographers must wear a CFL/LCF photographer’s bib at all times.

END ZONES

All photographers must shoot from behind the A-Frame signage.

TV VISIBLE SIDELINE (THE SIDE WITH THE DIGITAL SIGNAGE)

All photographers shooting from the TV-visible sideline must shoot from behind the digital signage at all times.

OPPOSITE SIDELINE

All photographers shooting from this sideline must shoot from behind the signage at all times.

PLAYERS' BOXES

All photographers are prohibited from entering into the players’ box (bench area).

PRE-GAME CEREMONIES ON THE FIELD (PLAYER INTROS, COIN TOSS, NATIONAL ANTHEM)

Photographers who have been provided with a RED photographer’s bib have access to shoot the national anthem and coin toss from the field of play. Photographers on the field, especially for the coin toss, must shoot from behind the TV camera on the field. 

Photographers will be briefed before the game at 3:30 p.m. in the Photographers’ Room.

HALFTIME

Photographers will be briefed before the game at 3:30 p.m. in the Photographers’ Room.

POST-GAME

Photographers will be briefed before the game at 3:30 p.m. in the Photographers’ Room.

POST-GAME PROTOCOLS

At the end of the fourth quarter, media will be escorted to the field level. Media will be permitted on the field following the presentation of the Grey Cup trophy. While in the waiting area on field level, all wireless microphones must be turned off.

Rights holders (TSN, RDS) have exclusive coverage of the on-field ceremonies and celebrations. All other media are prohibited from accessing the field during the ceremonies (still photographers excluded). Media will be permitted on the field following the presentation of the Grey Cup trophy.

TROPHY PRESENTATION ORDER

Most Valuable Canadian, Most Valuable Player, Grey Cup Trophy

Both locker rooms will be open to media following the conclusion of the game and TSN/RDS’ exclusive window. Media will enter the dressing room in the following priority order:

  1. Still Photographers
  2. Additional host broadcaster/rights holders
  3. Print Reporters
  4. Radio/TV Reporters
  5. TV Cameras

Both head coaches, the game’s most valuable player and most valuable Canadian will be made available in the Field Level Media Conference Room in the following order:

  1. Non-Winning Head Coach
  2. Winning Head Coach
  3. Most Valuable Player
  4. Most Valuable Canadian

The post-game media conference will be made available on the press box televisions.

POST-GAME POOL FEED

November 25
2130 – 0000ET
Available for all broadcasters on CFTO TX12 (HDSDI)

Olivier Poulin Director, Communications and Public Affairs at Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs at Canadian Football League