Football fans in Canada have a reason to get excited again as the Canadien Football League will make it's return later this summer.
The league confirmed earlier this week that it's board of governors had voted to resume play on August the 5th., getting back on the field for the first time since the 2019 Grey Cup game.
They didn't play any games in 2020 because of Covid 19.
The league's first game will be a re-match of the last Grey Cup game played between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger Cats with the Bombers winning 33 to 12.
This was the Blue Bombers first Grey Cup Championship since 1990.
There will be no exhibition games this year.
The newly renamed Edmonton Elks will play their first game Aug. 7 hosting the Ottawa Redblacks. All four East Division teams will play the first two weeks of the season in Western Canada as some West Division clubs are expected to be able to host fans sooner and in greater numbers as the season gets underway.
The '21 schedule will also feature the traditional Labour Day matchups. The Redblacks will host the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 3 while Winnipeg will visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sept. 5
The Toronto Argonauts will battle the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Elks will play the Calgary Stampeders to round out the weekend on Monday September the 6th.