The BC Lions will host the Ottawa Redblacks in a neutral-site recreation in 2024 dubbed Landing Pacific, the CFL has announced.
BC and Ottawa will sq. off on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024 at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, British Columbia. The stadium has a seating capability of three,800 however shall be expanded to carry 10,000 to 14,000 followers.
“This can be a big day for Canadian soccer,” stated CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “Our nice recreation is for all Canadians – it brings us collectively and it unites us as a rustic. The Landing Collection is about opening our recreation to new followers and new communities, and displaying them that the CFL is their league, too.
“From the cheers of the group and the influence in the neighborhood, to the enjoyable, quick and entertaining motion on the sector – we will’t wait to ship the total CFL expertise to everybody in Victoria!”
In response to the discharge, Landing Pacific is “…the newest installment within the Landing Collection, following 5 Landing Atlantic occasions that celebrated Canadian soccer and deepened its imprint all through the East Coast. The 2023 version generated over $10M in general financial influence, benefitting companies and communities throughout the area.”
“By means of this sequence of impartial web site video games, we’re constructing bridges and serving to guarantee the way forward for our recreation,” stated Commissioner Ambrosie. “We’re pleased with all we’ve inbuilt Atlantic Canada, and we stay in dialog with a extremely engaged and motivated potential proprietor in Halifax. That door stays open and that dream is alive.
“Landing Pacific was born out of a need to strengthen the ties between Canadian soccer and one other nook of our wonderful nation, and we look ahead to an unimaginable occasion subsequent 12 months!”
British Columbia can even host the 111th Gray Cup subsequent season, which is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2024 at BC Place in Vancouver. BC Place is the house of the BC Lions.
The 2024 CFL schedule has not but been introduced. If the discharge holds true to earlier seasons, it must be revealed in mid-December.