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The Complete Guide to the Edmonton Elks Football Team 

The Complete Guide to the Edmonton Elks Football Team

Whether you’re a novice or a die-hard sports fan, Canada’s football scene is a sight to behold. And when it comes to Canadian football, the first team that comes to mind is Edmonton Elks. 

If you wish to learn more about them, here’s our complete guide to the Edmonton Elks football team. 

Edmonton Elks 101: Who are the Edmonton Elks?

The Edmonton Elks, formerly known as the Edmonton Eskimos or Edmonton Football Team, is a community-owned team founded in 1949. 

It’s one of the most recognized franchises and flag bearers that compete in the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) West Division. Its home field is the Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. 

Why did they change the team’s name to Edmonton Elks? 

When the football team was founded, it was known as the “Eskimos.” However, it has caused issues in the past years since the term is offensive to Inuit and other indigenous people in Canada. 

In 2020, the team unveiled its new branding and decided to change its name to Edmonton Elks. 

It may be a bit late, but some say it’s a good way to create meaningful impact in the community and prevent other people from using racial slurs. 

How many Grey Cups have the Edmonton Elks won? 

The Edmonton Elks team is famous for a reason. You see, the team doesn’t only deliver enjoyable sports and entertainment but has also won the Grey Cup 14 times. 

This record includes three-peat wins between 1954 and 1956 as well as a historic five consecutive victories between 1978 and 1982. Their most recent win was in 2015. 

The Elks also hold a North American professional sports record because they have qualified for the playoffs for 37 consecutive seasons from 1927 to 2005. 

Who is the coach of the Edmonton Elks? 

Chris Jones is the head coach and general manager of the green-and-gold clad football team. For this season, he hired new coaches and brought back coaches he had worked with before to guide the team.

Here’s the Edmonton Elk’s coaching roaster for 2022. 

Stephen McAdooOffensive Coordinator
Jarious JacksonPass Game Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach
Markus HowellRun Game Coordinator and Receivers Coach
Anthony VitaleOffensive Line Coach
Demetrious MaxieDefensive Line Coach
Cam RobinsonLinebackers Coach
Brandon IsaacDefensive Backs Coach
Tyrone RobinsonStrength and Conditioning
Sammy GahaganDirector of US Scouting
Geroy SimonAssistant General Manager

Who owns the Edmonton Elks? 

The Edmonton Elks is one of the three remaining community-owned football teams in the CFL. This means that a set of local shareholders owns the team. 

It is guided by a 10-member board of directors comprising a chairman, treasurer, secretary, and six directors. 

As of 2022, the board of directors includes Chairman Ian Murray, Treasurer Tom Richards, Secretary Lindsay, Director Brent Hesje, Mike Bacchus, Kara Flynn, Zahra Somani, Darryl Boessenkool, and Zahra Somani. 

What are the Edmonton Elks’ game dates and season schedules for 2022?

The Elks team is marked as one of the teams with the most regular season division championships in the CFL. Moreover, the Elks have dropped full-length season plans for the 2022 CFL. 

The pre-season matchups featured a road game in Winnipeg last May 27, 2022, and a home game against the Calgary Stampeders last June 3, 2022. 

On the other hand, the first regular season home game in Edmonton was held at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium last June 18, 2022. The Elks played against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

For you to stay in the loop, here is the complete Edmonton Elks schedule for 2022. Note that there are six time zones in Canada, so there are differences in the game times. 

Time and DateOpponent
Pre-SeasonMay 27, 2022

6:30 PM (MT)

7:30 PM (CT)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
June 3, 2022

7:00 PM (MT)

8:00 PM (CT)

Calgary Stampeders
Regular SeasonJune 11, 2022

8:00 PM (MT)

7:00 PM (PT)

B.C. Lions
June 18, 2022

7:30 PM (MT)

Saskatchewan Roughriders
June 25, 2022

5:00 PM ( MT)

Calgary Stampeders
July 1, 2022

5:30 PM (MT)

7:30 PM (ET)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
July 7, 2022

7:00 PM (MT)

Calgary Stampeders
July 14, 2022

5:30 PM (MT)

7:30 PM (ET)

Montreal Alouettes
July 22, 2022

7:00 PM (MT)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
August 6, 2022

8:00 PM (MT)

7:00 PM (PT)

B.C. Lions
August 14, 2022

5:00 PM (MT)

Saskatchewan Roughriders
August 19, 2022

5:00 PM (MT)

7:00 PM (ET)

Ottawa Redblacks
August 27, 2022

5:00 PM (MT)

Ottawa Redblacks
September 5, 2022

2:30 PM (MT)

Calgary Stampeders
September 10, 2022

6:00 PM (MT)

Calgary Stampeders
September 16, 2022

7:30 PM (MT)

Saskatchewan Roughriders
October 1, 2022

2:00 PM (MT)

Montreal Alouettes
October 8, 2022

5:00 PM (MT)

6:00 PM (CT)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
October 15, 2022

5:00 PM (MT)

Toronto Argonauts
October 21, 2022

7:30 PM (MT)

B.C. Lions

How much do Edmonton Elks tickets cost? 

Does it really matter where you sit when watching a football game? Well, it’s totally a personal choice. 

However, if you want to be in the seats that give you a clear vision of the field and a good photo spot, it’s best to check out the seats and ticket prices now. 

In general, single-game tickets for non-premium Edmonton Elks games are sold for $12 for children aged 12 years old and below. Adults are charged $32 for this type of ticket. 

If you’re purchasing a single game ticket for a premium game, it will cost $16 for children and $36 for adults. 

Here are Edmonton Elks’ 2022 season seat pricing options. 

Seating OptionsPrices
Super Platinum797
Knothole - Adult$281
Knothole - Youth$69

The prices shown above are good for an 11-game season, which includes the home playoff games. However, the prices do not include the fees and taxes.  

Premium seating is also available for people who want to get closer to the action and get all-inclusive food, beverages, and other perks. 

Moreover, all premium seating options include a 10% merchandise discount, access to exclusive season seat holder events, and front-of-line access to Edmonton Elks events, news, and special offers. 

Premium Seating OptionsPrices
Green and Gold Hospitality Room$7,276.50 per table of six
Konica Minolta Field Level Lounge$9,416+ per table of four
Canadian Club Rooftop Patio$8,000 per table of four
Sawmill Endzone Party$97 to $102

(free for children three years old and below)

Note that the ticket prices can vary based on the stadium where the game will be hosted. Besides that, the overall rates can also change depending on the additional fees.