Montreal Alouettes

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Montreal Alouettes
First Season
1946
Team History
Montreal Alouettes (1946-81, 1986-87, 1996-present)
Montreal Concordes (1982-85)
Conference/Division
Canadian Football League (1958-87, 1996-present)
  • East Division (1960-87, 1996-present)

IRFU (1946-57)

Venue
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium (1947-67, 1972, 1998-present)
Olympic Stadium (1976-86, 1996-97, part-time 1998-2013)
Autostade (1968-76)
Delorimier Stadium (1946-53)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Montreal Alouettes are a professional Canadian football team based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1946, the team has folded and been revived twice. The Alouettes compete in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and last won their Grey Cup championship in 2010. The original Alouettes team (1946-81) won four Grey Cups and were particularly dominant in the 1970s. After their collapse in 1982, they were immediately reconstituted under new ownership as the Montreal Concordes. After playing for four years as the Concordes, they revived the Alouettes name for the 1986 season. A second folding in 1987 led to a nine-year hiatus of CFL football in the city.

The current Alouettes franchise was established in 1996 by the owners of the Baltimore Stallions. The Stallions were disbanded at the same time as the Alouettes' re-establishment after having been the most successful of the CFL's American expansion franchises, culminating in a Grey Cup championship in 1995. Many players from the Stallions' 1995 roster signed with the Alouettes and formed the core of the team's 1996 roster.

For record-keeping purposes, the CFL considers all clubs that have played in Montreal as one franchise dating to 1946, and considers the Alouettes to have suspended operations in 1987 before returning in 1996. Although the Alouettes' re-establishment in 1996 is often considered a relocation of the Stallions, neither the league nor the Alouettes recognize the Baltimore franchise, or its records, as part of the Alouettes' official team history.

Publications

Programs by season

1950s

Week Date Opponent Venue
Montreal Alouettes
1958
regular season September 20 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
1959
regular season October 10 at Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1960
regular season August 16 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 5 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
1961
preseason July 25 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season August 21 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
regular season August 25 vs. Toronto Argonauts Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 16 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season October 29 at Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium
1962
regular season September 6 vs. BC Lions Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 15 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1963
regular season September 8 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 16 at BC Lions Empire Stadium
1964
preseason July 30 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 11 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
1965
regular season August 7 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium
regular season August 12 at Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park
regular season September 12 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
regular season September 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
1966
regular season August 3 at Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park
1967
regular season August 11 at Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium
regular season October 21 at Edmonton Eskimos Clarke Stadium
1968
regular season July 31 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Autostade
regular season October 26 at Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park

1970s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1970
preseason August 18 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Autostade
regular season October 7 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
Grey Cup November 28 vs. Calgary Stampeders Exhibition Stadium
1971
regular season August 25 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium
1972
regular season August 3 at Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium
regular season September 24 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1974
Grey Cup November 24 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Empire Stadium
1975
preseason July 7 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
regular season July 23 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium
Grey Cup November 23 vs. Edmonton Eskimos McMahon Stadium
1976
regular season August 4 at Toronto Argonauts Exhibition Stadium
regular season September 5 vs. Toronto Argonauts Autostade
1977
regular season July 26 vs. Calgary Stampeders Olympic Stadium
Grey Cup November 27 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium
1978
Grey Cup November 26 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Exhibition Stadium
1979
Grey Cup November 25 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium

1980s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1981
regular season September 26 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium
1982
regular season August 15 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium
Montreal Concordes
1983
preseason June 10 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium
regular season August 7 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium
1984
preseason June 11 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium
1985
regular season October 19 vs. Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium
Montreal Alouettes
1986
regular season August 21 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium
1988-95 Franchise Inactive

1990s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1996
regular season September 13 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1997
regular season September 28 at Calgary Stampeders McMahon Stadium
1998
regular season July 31 at Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium

2000s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2000
Grey Cup November 26 vs. BC Lions McMahon Stadium
2002
Grey Cup November 24 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium
2003
Grey Cup November 16 vs. Edmonton Eskimos Taylor Field
2005
Grey Cup November 27 vs. Edmonton Eskimos BC Place
2006
Grey Cup November 19 vs. BC Lions Canad Inns Stadium
2008
Grey Cup November 23 vs. Calgary Stampeders Olympic Stadium
2009
postseason November 22 vs. BC Lions Olympic Stadium
Grey Cup November 29 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders McMahon Stadium

2010s

Week Date Opponent Venue
2010
Grey Cup November 28 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

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1970s 1971 • 1974 • 1975 • 1979
1980s 1980 • 1982 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987
1990s 1996
2000s 2001 • 2008
2010s 2016 • 2018 • 2019
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Canadian Football League
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
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
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