Elks set for a busy draft day

Media invited to draft night at Commonwealth Stadium on May 2

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks are set for a busy day of drafting, as both the CFL's Global Draft and the CFL Draft are set for Tuesday, May 2.

It all starts at 9:00 a.m. MDT when the next group of global players take the next step on their pro football journey, while the latest crop of Canadian talent await their big night, which opens at 6 p.m. MDT.

Media are invited to Commonwealth Stadium for Tuesday night's CFL Draft. Media are welcome to arrive beginning at 5 p.m. MDT, with food and beverages provided at 5:30 p.m. MDT.

Details for the event can be found below. Media are asked to RSVP for the event via email to hernan.salas@goelks.com.


  • WHO:
    • Chris Jones - Elks General Manager and Head Coach
    • Geroy Simon - Elks Assistant General Manager
  • WHAT: 2023 CFL Draft night
    • TSN coverage provided
      • Media interviews will be provided after each of the first two rounds (televised on TSN), and then at the conclusion of the Draft.
  • WHERE: Commonwealth Stadium
    • NOTE: Please meet at the Elks Team Store inside the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre. Team staff will take you to the media room.
  • WHEN:
    • Arrive: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. MDT
    • Meal (to be provided): 5:30 p.m. MDT
    • Draft commences: 6 p.m. MDT

NOTE: CFL will host a top-3 selections call ​ on May 2 at 9 p.m. ET. Click here to join the meeting.

  • Meeting ID: 225 849 592 731 ​
    Passcode: QW9zur
Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club


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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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