MEDIA PROTOCOLS FOR THE 104TH GREY CUP PRESENTED BY SHAW
Sunday, November 27, 2016 —
The media press boxes open at 3 p.m. ET.
Press box seating, as determined by the Football Reporters of Canada, will be made available at the FRC breakfast and posted in both media press boxes.
Media can access BMO Field through Gate 5B (west side of Stadium).
A media snack will be served at halftime. A full media meal will be served before the game.
Media Conference Room - Toronto FC Press Room (Room 1119) located on event level (ground floor) east of the media elevator.
Photographers Room – Located on the west side of the stadium on event level (Room 1118) on the ground floor east of the media elevator.
Press Box – Located on the west side of the stadium on the third floor.
Auxiliary Press Box – Located on the west side of the stadium on event level. Located beside the Toronto FC Press Conference room.
Below are the guidelines for photographers shooting from the sidelines on Grey Cup Sunday.
Please note: All accredited photographers are strictly prohibited from shooting any video inside the stadium bowl for the Grey Cup. Video rights are exclusive to TSN and RDS. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the removal of the photographer’s credentials.
Only three photographers will be permitted to shoot on the TV-visible sideline (east side) throughout the game. One photographer each from CP, Post Media and Reuters will shoot from that side and will be identified with a special bib.
Photographers shooting from the opposite sideline (west sideline) can shoot outside of the team bench areas. This allows photographers to shoot from the back of the endzone to the bench area.
All photographers are prohibited from entering into the players’ box and/or the bench area.
PRE-GAME CEREMONIES ON THE FIELD (PLAYER INTROS, COIN TOSS, NATIONAL ANTHEM):
Photographers who have been provided a grey 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. Access to shoot the on-field pregame ceremonies will be granted to Canadian Press, Reuters, and Post Media.
Photographers will be briefed before the game at 5:00pm in the Photographers' Room on the west side of the stadium on event level (Room 1118) located on the ground floor east of the media elevator.
For the Grey Cup trophy presentations, all photographers must shoot from behind the fence and/or off of the stage for the trophy presentations.
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’s 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 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.
BROADCAST RIGHTS HOLDERS
TSN, RDS, and TSN Radio have exclusive access on Grey Cup Sunday. No live hits inside the stadium by other media are allowed on Grey Cup Sunday until after the post-game ceremonies.