Leos start out vs. 'Riders

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:01 AM ET

The B.C. Lions return to the site of their last win to begin the 2009 regular season.

The Lions visit the Sask-atchewan Roughriders July 3 in the last game of the Canadian Football League's opening week.

B.C.'s home opener is a week later when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit B.C. Place Stadium on July 10.

The Lions meet their Western conference rivals three times each. The Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders visit July 24.

B.C.'s only home-and-home is against the Montreal Alouettes. The Als visit B.C. on Sept. 4 and the teams have a rematch on Sept. 13 in Montreal.

The league schedule kicks off with a Canada Day doubleheader featuring the Toronto Argonauts at Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal at Calgary, a rematch of the 96th Grey Cup.

The CFL has moved its conference semi-finals and finals back to Sundays after suffering a TV ratings dip in 2008 when they were on Saturdays. The 97th Grey Cup is in Calgary on Nov. 29.


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