CFL bumps up Riders kickoff to accommodate NBA Game 6
CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:31AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:43AM CST
The season opener between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats has been moved up from 5:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The CFL game will be screened at Mosaic Stadium, followed by Game 6 of the NBA final.
“This new 7 p.m. ET start time allows our fans to enjoy our first regular season game of the year and still catch most of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, both of which air live on TSN,” the CFL said in a press release.
The Toronto Raptors will take on the Golden State Warriors at 7 p.m. in Game 6 of the NBA final on Thursday.