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The countdown to CFL Kickoff is on for the BC Lions

Notable dates

The BC Lions schedule was announceded on Tuesday, so get your Sharpie and mark these dates down.

Preseason

June 14 and June 21 @ the Stampeders and then home to the Eskimos.

Opening Day

Friday June 28th @ Calgary.

The first real opportunity Coach Mike Benevides has to match up against the squad that humbled his Lions in the 2012 Western Conference Final.

First Home Game

BC Lions Logo

Plenty to look forward to in the 2013 Lions season (Photo: Google)

Thursday, July 4th vs. Toronto.

BC plays host to the defending Grey Cup Champs. Interesting note, this is the 1000th BC Lions game in franchise history.

Saskatchewan Game at BC Place

Friday, October 4th we welcome back CFL legend Geroy Simon.

But let’s not forget other notable Rider acquisitions; O’Dell Willis and Ricky Foley.

Western Conference Final

Sunday November, 17th.

101st Grey Cup

Sunday November, 24th in Regina.

Other Notable games

Saturday July 20th

BC fans will have the opportunity to witness former QB Mike Reilly in enemy colours as the Eskimos come back to play in a regular season match-up.

Monday August 5th

Wrapping up our Provincial holiday week-end with a home date versus those pesky Winnipeg Blue Bombers; featuring former Lions Safety, Cauchy Muamba patrolling their defensive secondary.

The most surprising feature of the Lions schedule could be the fact that they finish with five straight division games.

Depending how the Leo’s enter that stretch, this slate of foes could decide their playoff fate.

The full BC schedule for 2013 can be found here:

http://bclions.com/schedule/list/team/1/

The complete CFL schedule can be found here:

http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/year/2013/time_zone/0

Get ready Lions fans, it’s about to get real out here.

Cheers, The Bartender

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