The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers will face off in a rematch of the 2019 championship game. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking to capture “back-to-back” titles after the 2020 CFL season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are hoping to snap a long championship drought. Tiger-Cats haven’t won the Grey Cup since 1999.
This year the 108th edition of the tournament will take place. Grey cup is a championship game for the Canadian Football League. The grey cup is usually played between the CFL’s West and East divisional playoff winners. Furthermore, it is one of the largest sporting events for Canadian televisions.
Let’s get to know details about the Grey Cup 2021, including the start time, Date, time, location, halftime show, how to watch live streaming online free, and the latest information for the big game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Grey Cup 2021 overview
|Team:||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Date:||Sunday, December 12, 2021|
|Time:||6:00 p.m. EST|
|Location:||Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario|
|TV Network:||ESPN2, TSN, RDS|
|Live Stream:||WATCH LIVE NOW|
The CFL 2021 Grey Cup will kick off at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 12. If you are outside of Canada, you need to convert your local time according to grey cup Canadian start time. Here is the list of Grey cup start times of different countries:
UK Grey Cup time: 11 pm GMT
Australia Grey Cup time: 10 am AEDT (Monday, December 13)
Japan Grey Cup time: 8 am JST (Monday)
Mexico Grey Cup time: 5 pm CST
New Zealand Grey Cup time: 12 pm NZDT (Monday)
South Korea Grey Cup time: 8 am KST (Monday)
TSN’s live Grey Cup 2021 coverage begins at 1 PM ET Due to the pre-game intro and activities. You can enjoy the five-hour pre-game show “Grey Cup Sunday”. On the other hand, RDS’s coverage begins at 4 PM ET.
Canada has multiple time zones. Here is the list of time zone, cities with grey cup kick-off times:
Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver): 3 pm PST
Mountain Standard Time (Edmonton): 4 pm MST
Central Standard Time (Winnipeg): 5 pm CST
Eastern Standard Time (Toronto): 6 pm EST
Atlantic Standard Time (Halifax): 7 pm AST
Newfoundland Standard Time (St. John’s): 7:30 pm NST
Players of CFL take part in the tourney to play for the Grey Cup every year. The festival date varies one week sooner or later every year. Since 1909 this festival has been running by maintaining such a schedule but last year in 2020 it had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Every year in November, the Grey Cup championship starts rolling on the pitch. But coincidentally, back in 1937, it was held in December.
Again this year it was scheduled for November 21, 2021, but due to the ongoing Covid situation, now the Grey Cup 2021 date has been rescheduled to December 12, 2021.
Who is hosting the 2021 Grey Cup?
Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario will host the game this year. However, this will be Hamilton’s 11th time hosting and the last time it hosted was in 1996. But it will be played for the first time at Tim Hortons Field.
How to watch the Grey Cup 2021 live stream online
The Canadians are very fond of this Grey Cup championship. One can easily put it like, Canadian Football League (CFL) is in the heart of the Canadian people. Also, the Grey Cup is more exciting than any other football event held throughout the whole calendar year.
Canadian English TV, TSN is popular to televise this match live nationally.TSN broadcast For CFL & Grey Cup Canada. And, RDS is the exclusive French-language broadcaster. Again, the people of the United States are also in love with this grey cup tournament. That is why they also televise the matches. The popular channels to keep your eye on are ESPN, ESPN Network, or ESPN+. ESPN Plus. They would be available on different platforms like- Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari browsers Via ESPN.
These platforms would greatly help you to watch your desired match of CFL. It is a matter of hope that the ESPN App is more or less available in all mobile and connected device platforms as well as delivers a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s content around each fan’s different tastes.
BT Sport will feature coverage of up to 85 CFL games per season, as a part of its long-term collaboration with ESPN in Ireland & the United Kingdom. So, people from those countries can watch the Grey Cup 2021 live on BT Sports.
How to Watch CFL Live Stream: Online Guide
As the Grey Cup is hugely famous in Canada, it is telecast live all over Canada. People happen to be quite interested in watching this event every year. There are so many ways to watch via online streaming. If you are unable to watch the Grey Cup tournament on your TV, then you can always watch it live through online streaming. You can easily join the CFL live stream.
In addition to that, the interesting fact is, you would feel like watching the game while sitting in the stadium for real. You won’t miss the game even if you are working outside the house, so you must agree that live streaming is quite a blessing. TSN will help you a lot in this case. For that, you would need to have access to the TV cable providers. Afterward, you can go through the procedure once you get the required access.
Step 1: Firstly, go to the homepage and tap ‘Live’
Step 2: Tap the ‘Arrow’ button on the new screen
Step 3: Now choose your cable providers to watch the game
Step 4: Then sign in to your TV cable providers by giving username and passwords
Step 5: You are entered and now enjoy the matches.
For knowing more information about the Grey Cup, visit their official site cfl.ca
What is the History Behind the Grey Cup?
Grey Cup has been held as a weekly festival every year since 1909. This cup was firstly donated by Earl Grey who was governor-general of Canada at that time. The award was made by Birks Jewelers who was a part of Canadian Sports back in 1909. Besides, this cup represents the amateur football championship.
In the very beginning, Canadian football was about to be rugby football but later in the 20th century, it turned into a championship of real football. The early stage of the Grey Cup championship competition was for only the professional collegiate teams. After that, in 1966 the trusteeship of the cup and the event responsibility was handed over to CFL. Usually, the event is broadcast all over Canada.
Several teams participate in the Grey Cup championship. Of them, the highest winning team is the Toronto Argonauts. They received the cup 17 times. Apart from The Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the trophy 14 and 11 times respectively.
In a way the excitement of Grey Cup matches for the Canadians is no less than the vibrant atmosphere caused by any world cup. So, no football fan would want to miss any matches of this event. Watching games is always more enjoyable with friends. Celebrating the victories of the favorite teams & grieving for their defeats bring an unmatchable environment. Therefore, invite friends and homies to your home & watch the exciting Grey Cup 2021 live stream.