The CFL announced its 2014 schedule on Wednesday and the Montreal Alouettes will once again open the regular season on the road this year, this time against the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday, June 28.
Less than a week later, the Alouettes will host their 2014 home opener on Friday, July 4 when the B.C. Lions visit Percival Molson Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. start.
Fans can get used to the Friday night lights this summer as the Alouettes will open the weekend five times with Friday evening home games from July 4 through September 7, before shifting over to Sunday afternoon games for the autumn season, plus the annual Holiday Monday tilt on Thanksgiving.
Montreal fans won't have to wait long to finally meet the Ottawa REDBLACKS, as the Alouettes newest -- and now closest -- rivals will be in town on June 20 for a pre-season tune-up, before visiting again on Friday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m.
After a nearly 10-month wait, the Alouettes will be eager to avenge their 2013 CFL East Division Semi-Final loss to Hamilton when the Tiger-Cats visit Percival Molson Stadium on September 7 for the first meeting of the season between the two Eastern rivals.
The defending Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders, meanwhile, will visit on Thanksgiving Monday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. (See the Alouettes' full 2014 schedule below).
The Alouettes will also visit two new stadiums in 2014, returning to the nation's capital for the first time since 2005 on Friday, September 26 to visit the REDBLACKS in Ottawa during their inaugural season, before closing the year opposite the Tiger-Cats at brand new Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on November 8.