Who will be the CFL’s 110th Grey Cup champion? That answer will be decided Sunday night in Hamilton.
The 2023 CFL season comes to its conclusion tonight at Tim Hortons Field, as the Montreal Alouettes and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers go head-to-head in the CFL’s championship game.
Winnipeg won the West Division for the fourth straight season after a 14-4 regular season. After securing a bye, the Blue Bombers punched their ticket to the Grey Cup thanks to a West Final win over the BC Lions. Led by QB Zach Collaros, Winnipeg is aiming for redemption after losing to the Toronto Argonauts last year in the 109th Grey Cup, ruining the club’s shot at a three-peat.
On the other side, the Alouettes went 11-7 in the regular season, finishing second in the East Division. In the playoffs, Montreal knocked off the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before dismantling the defending champion Argos in the East Final.
If Montreal fans are feeling like it’s been awhile since they have watched the Alouettes in a championship game, it’s because it has been. Montreal’s last title appearance came in 2010, when the Alouettes defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the team’s seventh championship. With QB Cody Fajardo at the helm, the Alouettes have a shot at their first title in 13 years.
MORE: CFL 2023 playoffs schedule, results
The Sporting News is tracking all the latest updates and highlights from Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes at the 110th Grey Cup.
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Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes live updates, results, highlights from 2023 Grey Cup
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6:02 p.m.: Kickoff in Hamilton is nearly here. Who will be crowned the 2023 CFL champion and the winner of the 2110th Grey Cup?
5:57 p.m.: CFL fans expected to see the Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup, as Winnipeg has been the most dominant team all year long. But the Alouettes are peaking at the right time, riding and seven-game winning streak into Sunday that dates back to Week 16.
5:48 p.m.: A reminder that today’s halftime entertainment is a Dookie — I mean, doozy. The California punk rock band Green Day is set to headline the halftime show on Sunday.
5:40 p.m.: Veteran defensive end Willie Jefferson gets the Blue Bombers going ahead of kickoff.
5:25 p.m.: According to the latest odds at Sports Interaction, the Blue Bombers enter today’s Grey Cup as seven-point favorites, with the over-under set at 47 points.
5:10 p.m.: The QB battle today is between Winnipeg’s Zach Collaros and Montreal’s Cody Fajardo. Collaros led the league in passing TDs (33) and was second in passing yards (4,252), while Fajardo ranked first among the starting QBs in completion percentage (71.4%).
5 p.m.: Winnipeg and Montreal are two of the oldest CFL franchises still active, but how about this for a fun fact — the two clubs have never played against one another in a Grey Cup. The Blue Bombers have a league-high 27 Grey Cup appearances and the Alouettes have 18, but the 2023 title game marks the first time these two sides go head-to-head in a CFL title game.
4:50 p.m.: The Alouettes are making their first Grey Cup appearance since 2010. That’s also the last time Montreal has won a CFL title, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders for their seventh championship in club history.
4:45 p.m.: The Blue Bombers have dominated the West Division. This marks the fourth consecutive season that Winnipeg has emerged of the West, looking for the organization’s 13th CFL title. Their last championship came in 2021 when the Blue Bombers took down the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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Grey Cup 2023 start time
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 19
- Kickoff time: 6 p.m. ET
The 2023 Grey Cup will kick off at approximately 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov 19.
The game is being played at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont.
What channel is the Grey Cup on?
- TV Channel: TSN, RDS
- Live stream: TSN+, CFL+
TSN will conclude its coverage of the CFL season by broadcasting the 110th Grey Cup on its network. For the French-speaking audience, RDS will have the championship game.
For Canadians looking to stream the action, it can be done so through TSN+.
Viewers in the United States will be able to watch the CFL playoffs through CFL+, the league’s new free, online live streaming platform. It will not be available to watch on cable.
Where is the Grey Cup in 2023?
- City: Hamilton, Ont.
- Stadium: Tim Hortons Field
The 110th Grey Cup will be played in Ontario. Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton will be the site for this year’s CFL championship game.
This is the 11th time that Hamilton is the site for the CFL championship game. Tim Hortons Field previously hosted the 108th Grey Cup in 2021.
2023 CFL playoff schedule, results
Here is the full schedule from the 2023 CFL playoffs, including the previous results for the Alouettes and the Blue Bombers:
|Saturday, Nov. 4
||Montreal 27, Hamilton 21 (East Semifinal)
|Saturday, Nov. 4
||BC 41, Calgary 30 (West Semifinal)
|Saturday, Nov. 11
||Montreal 38, Toronto 17 (East Final)
|Saturday, Nov. 11
||Winnipeg 24, BC 13 (West Final)
|Sunday, Nov. 19
||Montreal vs. Winnipeg (110th Grey Cup)