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Elks set to open 2021 training camp

Elks set to open 2021 training camp

Green and Gold’s first practice scheduled for July 11

EDMONTON — The wait is almost over, as the Edmonton Elks open their 2021 training camp this weekend at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

Training camp officially opens on Saturday, July 10 with team meetings, while the Elks hit the field for the first time on Sunday, July 11. Elks General Manager and VP of Football Operations Brock Sunderland and Head Coach Jaime Elizondo will address the media on Friday, July 9 via Zoom at 11:00 a.m.

NEED TO KNOW:

  • Pre-camp media conference (Zoom)
    • FRIDAY, JULY 9 at 11:00 a.m.
    • GM & VP of Football Ops Brock Sunderland and HC Jaime Elizondo
  • First player media availability (Zoom)
    • SUNDAY, JULY 11 at 12:10 p.m.
  • In-person media availabilities will commence following the team’s scrimmage on SATURDAY, JULY 17

Media can apply for 2021 season accreditation by clicking here


Due to COVID-19 protocols, training camp sessions will be closed to the public, while media will be permitted to watch practice at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium beginning on Sunday, July 11 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

As per CFL protocols, all media availabilities will be conducted virtually during the first week of camp. Elks training camp media availabilities will shift to in-person beginning Saturday, July 17.

A complete training camp roster will be circulated ahead of Sunday’s first practice.


Stay up to date with the Elks in camp by visiting Training Camp Central


EDMONTON ELKS TRAINING CAMP

PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITIES

  • Friday, July 9  
  • Saturday, July 10
    • Team meetings / No media availability
  • Sunday, July 11
  • Monday, July 12
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Wednesday, July 14
    • Team meetings / No media availability
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Friday, July 16
  • Saturday, July 17
    • SCRIMMAGE: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 1:25 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. (in-person)
  • Sunday, July 18
    • Team meetings / No media availability
  • Monday, July 19
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Tuesday, July 20
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Wednesday, July 21
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Thursday, July 22
    • Team meetings / No media availability
  • Friday, July 23  
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Saturday, July 24
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Sunday, July 25
    • SCRIMMAGE: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Monday, July 26
    • Team meetings / No media availability
  • Tuesday, July 27
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Wednesday, July 28
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Thursday, July 29
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)
  • Friday, July 30
    • Practice: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
    • Media availability: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (in-person)

NOTES:

  • Schedule subject to change.
  • Media will be permitted to watch training camp from E0 (suite), or section Z (stands).
    • Media parking is available in LOT A (west side of stadium)
    • Enter The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium through GATE 7 (NW corner) beginning 15 minutes prior to practice commencing.
    • Media are required to leave the stadium within 15 minutes of media availabilities completing.
  • Practice footage can be shot from anywhere in section Z during warm-up (approximately 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) and individual drills.
  • Media will be asked for interview requests daily via email.
  • All in-person media availabilities will be conducted outdoors at field level and will require media to be socially distanced and wearing masks.
  • In the event that weather impacts an in-person media availability, interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
Evan Daum
Evan Daum Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club
About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

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

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focussed on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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