Redblacks to play preseason home game in Saskatchewan

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2/10/2014 1:29:27 PM
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The Ottawa Redblacks' historic home debut in the CFL will be played in Saskatchewan.

At least for the preseason.

The Roughriders announced on Monday says the Grey Cup champions will host -- as the visitors -- the expansion club in a preseason contest on June 14.

"We're going to have a lot of fun with this game," Roughriders president and CEO Jim Hopson said in a statement. "The Redblacks will be on the home side of the field, introduced from their own inflatable helmet and we're working on a whole series of fan entertainment features to make it really seem like their home game."

The game is the Redblacks' home portion of the preseason, which the Roughriders will host while Ottawa's TD Place Stadium undergoes its final tune-ups in preparation for the regular-season home opener in July.

"What better place to open a new CFL era than in the city with the most vibrant fans in the CFL," said Jeff Hunt, President of OSEG Sports. "It will be an incredible experience for fans at the game in Saskatchewan and a taste of things to come for our own incredible fan-base in Ottawa."

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