105th Grey Cup: Where, When, How to watch
By Alec Gearty
November 20, 2017
The chase for the 105th Grey Cup has come down to its final stretch. Only the Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts are left standing with hopes to claim the CFL's most prestigious honour on the line.
Calgary, who finished the regular season with a 13-4-1 record, is considered the favourite in the matchup. The Bo Levi Mitchell-led Stampeders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos in the Western Final and are a win away from erasing last season's dissappointing finish, where they lost to Ottawa in the Grey Cup. Now, they receive their second chance at a title. It is the third time in the past four years that Calgary has appeared in the annual event.
Toronto finished the season atop of the East Division. With a record of 9-9, Toronto clawed their way to the Grey Cup. Now, against the Stampeders' high-powered offence, the Argonauts will look to add their league-leading 16 Grey Cup championships.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 105th Grey Cup.
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When is the 105th Grey Cup?
Normally held on the last Sunday in November, the 105th Grey Cup falls on Nov. 26, 2017.
What time is it being held?
Where is the 105th Grey Cup?
The Grey Cup will be held at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa — home to the reigning champion Ottawa Redblacks. The stadium seats roughly 24,000.
How to watch/tune into the Grey Cup?
TV - TSN
Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor will carry broadcasting responsibilities for TSN. James Duthie will host the pre-game show leading up to kickoff, alongside Rod Smith and Brian Williams. ESPN will broadcast the TSN feed on ESPN2 in the United States, as well.
Rod Black will handle the play-by-play calls on TSN Radio with Giulio Caravatta on colour commentary. The Grey Cup will also be made available on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 167.
Who is the Grey Cup halftime performer?
Shania Twain is slated as the halftime performer at the 105th Grey Cup. The best-selling female country music artist will take center stage at the Grey Cup halftime for the first time since 2002. It will be the second time that the country superstar will have the honour of performing the halftime show. During the 90th Grey Cup between the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos, Twain put on a spectacle during her Grey Cup debut.
Calgary / Toronto season series
Calgary defeated Toronto in both regular season contests this season. On Aug. 3, the Stampeders won 41-24 behind the flawless play of Mitchell. He threw three touchdowns in that matchup. Two weeks after their first matchup, both teams met again. It was a similar script as Calgary held Toronto to a touchdown in the lopsided 23-7 victory.
The Stampeders are a -320 favourite to win the Grey Cup according to Vegas Insider.