Edmonton Elks

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Edmonton Elks
First Season
1949
Team History
Edmonton Elks (2021-present)
Edmonton Football Team (2020-21)
Edmonton Eskimos (1949-2020)
Conference/Division
Canadian Football League (1958-present)
  • West Division (1961-present)
    • WIFU (1958-60)

WIFU (1949-57)

Venue
Commonwealth Stadium (1978-present)
Clarke Stadium (1949-78)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Edmonton Elks are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta. The club competes in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a member of the league's West Division. The Elks were founded in 1949 as the Edmonton Eskimos and have won the Grey Cup championship fourteen times (including a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982), most recently in 2015. The team has a rivalry with the Calgary Stampeders and is one of the three community-owned teams in the CFL. The team name change from "Eskimos" to "Elks" was formally announced on June 1, 2021.

Publications

Programs by season

1950s

Week Date Opponent Venue
Edmonton Eskimos
1958
preseason August 8 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium
1959
regular season August 24 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season September 12 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
regular season September 21 vs. BC Lions Clarke Stadium
regular season September 28 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1960
regular season August 25 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium
regular season August 29 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
postseason November 26 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Empire Stadium
1963
regular season August 12 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
regular season October 19 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
1964
preseason July 31 vs. Toronto Argonauts Clarke Stadium
regular season August 17 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season September 11 at Montreal Alouettes Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season October 10 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
1965
regular season August 18 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season October 2 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
regular season October 16 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1967
regular season August 23 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season August 30 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season September 17 vs. BC Lions Clarke Stadium
regular season October 21 vs. Montreal Alouettes Clarke Stadium
1968
regular season July 31 at Montreal Alouettes Autostade
regular season August 8 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 15 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
1969
regular season September 30 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium

1970s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1970
preseason August 18 at Montreal Alouettes Autostade
regular season September 1 vs. BC Lions Clarke Stadium
regular season October 12 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
1971
preseason July 9 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Clarke Stadium
regular season July 29 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium
regular season August 11 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 25 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clarke Stadium
regular season September 18 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
1972
preseason July 18 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 1 vs. BC Lions Clarke Stadium
regular season August 11 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Clarke Stadium
regular season August 25 vs. BC Lions Clarke Stadium
regular season August 30 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Stadium
regular season September 10 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
regular season September 23 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Clarke Stadium
1973
preseason July 18 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 6 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clarke Stadium
regular season August 14 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
regular season September 30 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
Grey Cup November 25 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Exhibition Stadium
1973
preseason July 5 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Clarke Stadium
regular season July 26 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
Grey Cup November 24 vs. Montreal Alouettes Empire Stadium
1975
preseason July 1 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 20 vs. Toronto Argonauts Clarke Stadium
regular season October 5 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season October 13 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
postseason November 23 vs. Toronto Argonauts McMahon Stadium
1976
preseason July 2 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
preseason July 12 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clarke Stadium
regular season August 21 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Clarke Stadium
regular season September 12 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
1977
regular season July 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clarke Stadium
regular season August 2 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 24 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium
regular season September 24 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
regular season November 6 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
Grey Cup November 27 vs. Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium
1978
regular season July 12 vs. Calgary Stampeders Clarke Stadium
regular season August 23 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Clarke Stadium
regular season October 29 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Clarke Stadium
Grey Cup November 26 vs. Montreal Alouettes Exhibition Stadium
1979
postseason November 25 at Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium

1980s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1980
preseason June 14 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
preseason July 2 vs. Toronto Argonauts Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 19 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 26 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 1 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season September 7 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 13 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
Grey Cup November 23 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Exhibition Stadium
1981
regular season July 11 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 1 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 22 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 13 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 26 vs. Montreal Alouettes Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 12 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Commonwealth Stadium
postseason November 15 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
Grey Cup November 22 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium
1982
preseason June 25 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 15 vs. Montreal Alouettes Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 29 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 6 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season September 12 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 10 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 30 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium
postseason November 21 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
postseason November 28 at Toronto Argonauts Grey Cup
1983
preseason June 10 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
preseason June 22 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 12 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 25 at BC Lions BC Place
regular season October 2 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
1984
preseason June 15 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season July 13 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 3 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 12 at Saskatchewan Roughriders Taylor Field
regular season September 8 vs. Toronto Argonauts Commonwealth Stadium
1985
preseason June 17 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
preseason June 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 23 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 21 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 27 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
1986
preseason June 16 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 10 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 19 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
Grey Cup November 30 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats BC Place
1987
regular season June 27 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 1 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
postseason November 29 vs. Toronto Argonauts Grey Cup
1988
regular season August 4 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 1 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 11 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 18 vs. Toronto Argonauts Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 2 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 23 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
postseason November 20 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium
1989
regular season August 3 vs. Toronto Argonauts Commonwealth Stadium
regular season August 30 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season September 8 vs. Calgary Stampeders Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 9 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 15 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Commonwealth Stadium

1990s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1990
Grey Cup November 25 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers BC Place
1993
Grey Cup November 28 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers McMahon Stadium
1995
regular season September 4 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1996
Grey Cup November 24 vs. Toronto Argonauts Ivor Wynne Stadium
1998
regular season July 31 vs. Montreal Alouettes Commonwealth Stadium
regular season October 18 vs. BC Lions Commonwealth Stadium

2000s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2002
Grey Cup November 24 vs. Montreal Alouettes Commonwealth Stadium
2003
Grey Cup November 16 vs. Montreal Alouettes Taylor Field
2005
Grey Cup November 27 vs. Montreal Alouettes BC Place

2010s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2015
Grey Cup November 29 at Ottawa Redblacks Investors Group Field

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1965 • 1966
1980s 1981 • 1982 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989
1990s 1994 • 1995 • 1996
2000s 2000 • 2001 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008
2010s 2010 • 2016
2020s 2022
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Canadian Football League (2022)
Current Teams BC Lions • Calgary Stampeders • Edmonton Elks • Hamilton Tiger-Cats • Montreal Alouettes • Ottawa Redblacks • Saskatchewan Roughriders • Toronto Argonauts • Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Defunct Teams Baltimore Stallions • Birmingham Barracudas • Las Vegas Posse • Memphis Mad Dogs • Ottawa Renegades • Ottawa Rough Riders • San Antonio Texans • Shreveport Pirates
Current Venues BC Place • BMO Field • The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium • IG Field • McMahon Stadium • Mosaic Stadium • Percival Molson Memorial Stadium • TD Place Stadium • Tim Hortons Field
Former Venues Alamodome • Autostade • Canad Inns Stadium • Clarke Stadium • Delorimier Stadium • Exhibition Stadium • Independence Stadium • Ivor Wynne Stadium • Legion Field • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Olympic Stadium • Rogers Centre • Sam Boyd Silver Bowl
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