The Saskatchewan Roughriders will open up the 2017 season against Darian Durant and the Montreal Alouettes, but the game will be played in Montreal.
The CFL released its schedule on Tuesday for the year and it shows the Riders in Montreal Thursday June 22 to open up the season with the first regular season game at the new Mosaic Stadium going Saturday, July 1 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a 7 o’clock start.
The Bombers will also be the opposition for the Riders home pre-season game which will go Saturday June 10 at 7 PM.
The team will have its first bye week in Week 4 with the second one happening in Week 9.
There will be two Friday home games, four Saturday and three Sunday games with the Bombers being the only team to visit twice as they open the season along with making their return for the Labour Day Classic.