The Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts have officially unveiled their schedule for the 2023 CFL season. The Boatmen will be defending their title in their 150th year of existence. Like the 2022 regular season, the Argos’ will open 2023 with a bye week before kicking off their season at home.
The Double Blue will open 2023 in style at BMO Field, with a Grey Cup celebration, when they host eternal rivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Unlike recent years passed, the Argonauts’ tussles with the Ticats are spread out in 2023. The two foes will clash four times in weeks two, seven, thirteen, and sixteen.
The Argonauts once again have a neutral site game on their schedule against Saskatchewan. On Saturday, July 29th. No word yet on where the game will be played. The CFL is expected to announce that in the new year.
Like the 2022 campaign, the Argos will close their season with a division rival at home as the Ottawa Redblacks come to the Six three days before Halloween.
One of the benefits of the Boatmen’s 2023 schedule is that they will have nine games on eight or more days of rest, the most in the CFL, and their five games with seven or more days of rest are second most in the league.
For full details on the Argonauts’ entire schedule, check out the football club’s press release below. For the entire CFL 2023 schedule. You can click on this link.
GREY CUP CHAMPION ARGONAUTS LOOK TO REPEAT IN TEAM’S 150TH YEAR AS 2023 SCHEDULE IS RELEASED
TORONTO – The 2022 Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts announced today the team’s schedule for the 2023 Canadian Football League season.
The Argos have much to celebrate in 2023 as the reigning champions look to defend their Grey Cup title in the team’s 150th year. The Argonauts date back to 1873 and will celebrate the team’s great history in 2023 all season long. Last season saw the Argos win the East Division for the second year in a row, with an 11-7 record, and rode that momentum to a thrilling last-minute victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup. The full 2023 Argos schedule can be seen below.
Highlights from the 2023 home schedule:
- The Argos open up at home following a Week 1 bye for the second year in a row and will host their long-time rival, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on June 18th. This will be the fifth time in the last ten seasons Toronto has opened up their season against the Ticats. The 2022 Grey Cup champion Boatmen will be honoured before the game.
- Toronto’s Week 8 game vs. Saskatchewan on July 29th will be a neutral site game but will officially be an Argos home game. Toronto is no stranger to playing neutral site games recently, having played in Wolfville, NS, last season as part of the Touchdown Atlantic Series, Moncton, NB (2019, 2010), a preseason game in Guelph, ON (2018, 2022), Fort McMurray, AB (2015), a preseason game in Halifax, NS (2005) and a preseason game in London, ON (2012). More details to come in the new year.
- Toronto’s annual CNE game will take place on August 25th when the Argos take on Calgary at 7:30 p.m. A ticket to the game will get fans free admission into the CNE.
- October 6th vs. Edmonton will be a 150th Anniversary celebration game as the team marks its milestone birthday.
- Seven of the Argos’ eight home games at BMO Field will be night games (7/7:30 p.m.) this season; Three on Sunday nights, two on Friday and Saturday nights, and one Monday kickoff. The remaining BMO home date is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.
- Toronto went 4-2 at BMO Field last season against East Division rivals, including playoffs, and will welcome Ottawa, Montreal, and Hamilton to town five times in 2023.
- Bye Weeks in Weeks 1, 5, and 11.
Additional notes from the full schedule:
- The Boatmen’s preseason game on June 1st will be played at The University of Guelph for the second season in a row, where the team will hold their 2023 training camp.
- Toronto will play Hamilton four times in a season for the third straight season. Prior to the two teams playing four times in 2021, this many games between the two rivals hadn’t happened since 2012. Toronto is 6-2 in those games over the past two seasons.
- The Labour Day Classic in Hamilton continues September 4th in the 52nd chapter of the traditional clash. The Argos won their first LDC since 2012 last season with a decisive 28-8 victory.
- Toronto will play seven games on a Friday, six on Saturdays, three on Sunday, and two Monday matchups in 2023.
- The Double Blue’s nine games on eight or more days of rest are the most in the CFL, and their five games with seven or more days of rest are second most in the league.
- Semi-final playoff games will be played on November 4th, followed by Division Finals on November 11th, and the 110th Grey Cup will take place on November 19th in Hamilton, ON, the earliest the championship game has been played since 2006.
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Toronto Argonauts 2023 CFL Schedule
|Saturday, May 27, 2023||Preseason 1 @ HAM||4:00 p.m. ET|
|Thursday, June 1, 2023||Preseason 2 vs. OTT||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Week 1 BYE|
|Sunday, June 18, 2023||Week 2 vs. HAM||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, June 25, 2023||Week 3 @ EDM||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Monday, July 3, 2023||Week 4 vs. BC||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Week 5 BYE|
|Friday, July 14, 2023||Week 6 @ MTL||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, July 21, 2022||Week 7 @ HAM||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, July 29, 2023||Week 8 vs. SSK (Neutral Site)||4:00 p.m. ET|
|Friday, August 4, 2023||Week 9 @ CGY||9:00 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, August 13, 2023||Week 10 vs. OTT||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Week 11 BYE|
|Friday, August 25, 2023||Week 12 vs. CGY (CNE)||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Monday, September 4, 2023||Week 13 @ HAM (LDC)||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, September 9, 2023||Week 14 vs. MTL||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Friday, September 15, 2023||Week 15 @ MTL||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, September 23, 2023||Week 16 vs. HAM||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Friday, September 29, 2023||Week 17 @ WPG||8:00 p.m. ET|
|Friday, October 6, 2023||Week 18 vs EDM (150th)||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, October 14, 2023||Week 19 vs. OTT||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, October 21, 2023||Week 20 @ SSK||4:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, October 28, 2023||Week 21 vs. OTT||7:00 p.m. ET|
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