CFL confirms 14-game season beginning Aug. 5

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The CFL's Board of Governors confirmed a 14-game 2021 season via unanimous vote Monday, which will kick off on Aug. 5 and end on Dec. 12 with the 108th Grey Cup.

The league was targeting a campaign shortened from its usual 18-game slate when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans.

"This is an exciting day for Canadian football and for Canada itself," commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.

"I want to thank our fans, players, coaches, and partners for their incredible support and patience as we've worked together towards this day. This is great news for everyone who loves our game and our country."

The CFL said it was on track to receive all of the necessary health and safety approvals from provincial governments, having previously stressed it would only move forward with the season if players could be kept safe.

The full 2021 schedule will be released on Tuesday, along with each team's plan to distribute tickets and limit stadium capacity.

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