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The Toronto Argonauts Unveil 2024 CFL Regular Season Schedule

Year 151 of the Toronto Argonauts will kick off at home against the B.C. Lions on June 9th. It’s felt like 151 years since the Argos have played in the CFL’s opening week. But it wouldn’t be an official league schedule without the Boatmen receiving an early bye week. That comes for Toronto immediately after the opener in Week 2. The Boatmen’s next two byes arrive in weeks 11 and 18.

Beyond the Lions showing up at BMO Field, the Argonauts will welcome every CFL team to Toronto this year as the CFL moves back to a more balanced schedule. The Argos will host the 2023 Grey Cup Champs, Montreal, twice in 2024.

This year’s Toronto schedule seems more normal than previous years. However, there are some unique quirks along the way.

On the positive side of the 2024 schedule. Toronto opens the year with three straight home contests. On top of that, they will play eight games on eight or more days of rest.

On the negative side, the Argos most challenging stretch after the early season home cooking. From Week 5 until 10, the Boatmen will play four of five games on the road. The road-heavy stretch includes a trip to Saskatchewan to face old friend Corey Mace and the Riders. And tilts in Hamilton, Montreal, and Calgary, with a home date against the Blue Bombers during that period.

Toronto will play Winnipeg twice in 2024, including a late-season trip to IG Field in Week 19. Perhaps this year’s meetings with the Bombers will be of more consequence than that of their 2023 showdown.

Year 150 was a historic season for the Argonauts club. They had a CFL record-tying 16-2 mark in 2023. A season where they went unbeaten at home until a bitter end in the East Final against the eventual CFL champion Alouettes. As a result, The Boatmen have unfinished business in 2024.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS ANNOUNCE 2024 SCHEDULE

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the team’s schedule for the 2024 Canadian Football League season. Last season witnessed the Double Blue celebrate their 150th anniversary while setting records across the board in a historic 16-2 regular season. The winningest franchise in CFL history looks to continue that success this upcoming season. The full 2024 Argos schedule can be seen below.

Highlights from the 2024 home schedule:

  • The Argos open up the new season at home in week one when the B.C. Lions come to BMO Field on Sunday, June 9. The Argos have started each of the last two seasons with bye weeks to start their schedules but will take on the Leos to open a campaign for the first time since 2007. 
  • The Double Blue’s first three games of 2024 will be home games; the first time this has happened since 2001.
  • Toronto’s annual CNE game will take place on August 22 when the Argos take on Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m. A ticket to the game will get fans free admission into the CNE.
  • Toronto will play nine home games at BMO Field for the first time since 2018 after taking part in Touchdown Atlantic games in three of the past four 18-game seasons.
  • Eight of the Argo’s nine home games will be night games (7/7:30 p.m.) this season: Three apiece on Friday and Saturday nights and one each on a Sunday and Monday night. The remaining BMO home date is slated for a 4:00 p.m. Saturday start.
  • Toronto went 8-0 at BMO Field last season (9-0 including Touchdown Atlantic); the first Argos team to go undefeated at home since 1997. 
  • The Boatmen will welcome every CFL team to Toronto this year as the CFL moves back to a more balanced schedule. The Argos will host Montreal twice in 2024.

Additional notes from the full schedule: 

  • The Boatmen’s preseason game on June 1 will be played at The University of Guelph for the third season in a row, where the team will hold their 2024 training camp.
  • The Labour Day Classic in Hamilton continues September 2 in the 53rd chapter of the traditional clash. The Argos have now won two straight LDC’s and look to win three straight for just the third time in LDC history. 
  • Toronto will play three games on Thursdays, six games on Fridays and Saturdays, two on Sundays, and one Monday matchup in 2024.
  • The Double Blue’s eight games on eight or more days of rest is the third most in the CFL.
  • Bye, Weeks in Weeks 2, 11, and 18.
  • Semi-final playoff games will be played on November 2, followed by Division Finals on November 9, and the 111th Grey Cup will take place on November 17 in Vancouver, BC, the earliest the championship game has been played since 2003.

For more information on the 2024 schedule as well as new season ticket memberships or to reserve your group package for the 2024 season visit Argonauts.ca/tickets, or register to become an Argos Newsletter Subscriber and be the first to hear about Argos contests, ticket offers, promotions and team news.

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