BC Lions Schedule
The BC Lions may be one of the youngest teams in the Canadian Football League but they have still
been around since the 1950's and have established themselves as one of the premiere teams in the league. Their roster annually
features many of the best players in the CFL and many former Lions have gone on to have successful careers in the NFL. Throughout
the 2014 season the BC Lions will be looking to return to the top of the CFL standings and prove that should once again be
recognized as one of the most feared teams in the league. Get your BC Lions tickets from StubHub today and get in on all of
the action the 2014 season has in store right from the start.
The BC Lions kick off their home schedule at BC Place
Stadium on Friday, June 20th when the Calgary Stampeders come to town. Opening day is always a big deal at BC Place Stadium,
and this year with the Lions opening up against another one of the CFL's elite teams in the Stampeders, the atmosphere in
the stadium should be nothing short of electric.The rest of the season will see all of the other top teams in the CFL coming
to play at BC Place Stadium, including the Montreal Alouettes, the Hamilton Tiger Cats, the BC Lions, the Ottawa Redblacks,
the Edmonton Eskimos, the Toronto Argonauts, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. To be a part of the exciting BC Lions 2014
season all you need to do is look at the schedule, pick out a game, and buy your tickets, all right here on StubHub.
About the Team
The BC Lions are the oldest professional sports team in Vancouver, having played every year since
1954, but are the youngest in the CFL. Also known as the Leos, the Lions quickly established themselves as one of the top
teams in the league, and won their first Grey Cup in 1964. All together the Lions have won six Grey Cup Championships, the
most recent in 2011, and have appeared in the game nine times. In 1994 the team became the first Western Conference team to
win the Grey Cup at home, a feat which they also accomplished in 2011, and which has only been duplicated by Saskatchewan,
who did it in the 2013 season. The 2014 Lions and their fans have been hungry for another Grey Cup Championship since the
last one in 2011, and this could be the year that the Lions once again bring the trophy home to Vancouver. Head coach Mike
Benevides will be guiding a squad loaded with talent and is always capable of drawing up the perfect play for any given situation.
Be sure to get on the BC Lions bandwagon right from the start in 2014 as this is shaping up to be yet another memorable season.
Football fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite
matches the fanaticism surrounding arena league football, and BC Lions fans are certainly some of the most dedicated and vociferous
fans in the entire CFL. On game day at BC Place Stadium, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting
begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the opening kick off the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both
teams are ready for kick off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed
and agility, powerful runs, and tremendous passes and catches set the arena on fire for the following four quarters of world
class arena league football. By the time the final whistle blows your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping
and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
The Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League is the top of the tops when it comes to football in Canada and is the second-longest running professional
football league in North America, behind only the National Football League. The league was founded in 1958 and features nine
teams divided into an Eastern and Western Conference. The CFL is the second most popular professional sports league in Canada,
trialing only the NHL. In 2013 the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their fourth Grey Cup and the franchise will likely be the
target of the other 8 teams in the league looking to show that they have what it takes to win it all in 2014.
BC football team may be named the Lions, but it is not named after the king of the jungle as many might suspect. The name
Lions actually comes from the name of two mountains overlooking the team's home city of Vancouver. The Lions have retired
eight numbers, those of Lui Passaglia, Willie Fleming, Joe Kapp, Jim Young, Byron Bailey, Al Wilson, Jamie Taras, and Norm
Fieldgate. Another notable former BC Lion is former quarterback Doug Flutie who went on not only to be named to the Canadian
Football Hall of Fame and the 50th Anniversary Dream Team, but also to considerable success in the NFL.