BC Lions return to Kamloops made official as CFL confirms plans to begin season on Aug. 5

Lions officially set to return

It’s official — the BC Lions will be returning to the Tournament Capital.

The Canadian Football League’s board of governors on Monday voted unanimously to commence a 14-game regular season on Aug. 5.

Training camps — including the Lions’ pre-season workouts at Hillside Stadium and the Tournament Capital Centre — are expected to open on July 10.

The CFL cancelled its 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is an exciting day for Canadian football and for Canada itself,” CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a news release.

“I want to thank our fans, players, coaches and partners for their incredible support and patience as we’ve worked together.”

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