Details released to assist coverage of Grey Cup Sunday

CALGARY (November 24, 2019) – The Canadian Football League has announced information to assist media members in covering the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw at McMahon Stadium on November 24.


The pressbox and media work room will open at 1 p.m. MT. Press box seating, as determined by the Football Reporters of Canada, will be posted in the media room.

The shuttle will drop-off media members near the media entrance located at the Amateur Facility on the west side of the stadium, near the elevator.

A pre-game meal will be served at 3 p.m. in the media work room. A light snack will also be served at halftime in both the press box and in the media work room.

Media Conference Room
Locker Room 4 inside the Amateur Facility on the west side of the stadium.

Photographers Room
Locker Room 2 inside the Amateur Facility on the west side of the stadium.

Press Box
Third level of the stadium on the west side of the stadium.

Auxiliary Media Room
Meeting Rooms A and B inside the Amateur Facility on the west side of the stadium.


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

One opportunity for in-bowl stand-ups will be permitted from 2:30-3:15 p.m. MT. Non-rights holders will be escorted to field level by CFL Communications representatives. There will be a group departure from the media conference room following the head coaches’ pre-game media availability.


Photographers will be briefed prior to the game at 3 p.m. and must wear a CFL/LCF bib at all times.

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

TV-visible sideline with digital signage
All photographers shooting FROM the TV-visible sideline must shoot from behind the signage.

Players’ boxes
Photographers are strictly prohibited from entering the players’ boxes and bench area.

Pre-game ceremonies
During the player introductions, coin toss and the national anthem, photographers with a RED bib will have access to shoot from the field. Photographers must shoot from behind the on-field TV cameras.


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

The media movement plan will be shared during the game.

TSN and RDS have exclusive coverage of the on-field ceremonies and celebrations. All additional media members are prohibited from accessing the field. Media will be permitted on-field following the presentation of the Grey Cup.


  1. Most Valuable Canadian (MVC)
  2. Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  3. Grey Cup Trophy

Following the conclusion of the game AND TSN/RDS’s exclusive window, both locker rooms will be open to media. Order of entrance:

  1. Still photographers
  2. Additional host broadcaster/rights holders
  3. Print reporters
  4. Radio/TV reporters
  5. TV cameras

Order of entrance in the field-level media conference room:

  1. Non-winning Head Coach
  2. Winning Head Coach
  3. 107th Grey Cup MVP
  4. 107th Grey Cup MVC

The post-game media conference will be available on Press Box televisions.


PGAD left at TOC for all broadcasters on CFTO TX-10

Lucas Barrett

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

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