It'll be a green year for Lions

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 7:41 AM ET

You'll be seeing a lot of green at B.C. Place Stadium this season as the B.C. Lions host the Saskatchewan Roughriders twice in less than a month to kick-off the 2006 CFL campaign.

The league issued a revised schedule yesterday, less than 24 hours after suspending the Ottawa Renegades' franchise until 2007.

The Lions play Saskatchewan in the June 16 home opener and travel to Regina on June 25 for their first road game. Roughriders return to B.C. Place July 14. The Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos play at B.C. Place on Aug. 4 and 18.

Lions play six Friday home games and three on Saturdays. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. until September when it switches to 7 p.m.

B.C.'s only home exhibition game is June 2 against the Calgary Stampeders. Training camp starts May 18 in Abbotsford.


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