|Date||December 12, 2021|
|Stadium||Tim Hortons Field|
|Network||English: TSN |
The 108th Grey Cup will be played to decide the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship for the 2021 season.The game is scheduled to be played on December 12, 2021 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. It will be the 11th time that Hamilton has hosted the Grey Cup, with the most recent coming in 1996, and the first to be played at the new Tim Hortons Field.
The 108th (2020) and 109th (2021) Grey Cup were awarded to Regina, Saskatchewan and Hamilton, Ontario respectively on February 21, 2019.Litigation over the construction of Tim Hortons Field was settled on May 31, 2018, which had prevented the Tiger-Cats from bidding on a Grey Cup game prior to then.
The game was originally awarded as the 109th Grey Cup;the 2020 CFL season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, marking the first time the Grey Cup was not awarded since 1919. As a result, Regina's hosting of the Grey Cup was deferred to 2022.
It was speculated with the 108th Grey Cup that the date for this game could come at least one week sooner than in previous years.Currently, the Grey Cup is played on the fourth or fifth Sunday of November, as has been the case since 2007. During the CFL's State of the League address on November 24, 2017, League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie suggested that the league could potentially move the date to the third week of October. On November 23, 2018, Commissioner Ambrosie confirmed that the league schedule would start one week earlier, suggesting that the 108th Grey Cup game would be on November 15, 2020. However, in the dual 2020 and 2021 announcement, it was revealed that the earlier start meant that it would be played on the third Sunday of November, which is still the earliest start since the November 19 game in 2006.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, the date of this game was delayed from November 21, 2021 to December 12, 2021.This would be the first time that the Grey Cup game would be played in December since the 1972 Grey Cup (also in Hamilton) and it would be the latest that a Grey Cup game would ever be played (the previous latest in a calendar year was on December 11, 1937).
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