Football Ops Requests
- Hernan Salas | Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
- Evan Daum | Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Single-game requests must be made at least 72 hours prior to game day via email to Hernan Salas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BROADCAST RIGHTS HOLDERS
TSN/RDS has exclusive access and video broadcast rights for all CFL games. No other media outlets are permitted to film video inside the stadium on game day without the prior written permission from the CFL and TSN/RDS.
LIVE STREAMING AT CFL STADIUMS/GAMES
The CFL strictly prohibits media from mobile live streaming (e.g., Periscope, Meerkat) inside CFL stadiums during all pre-season, regular season, and playoff games, including the Grey Cup. Any live streaming inside the stadium on game-day until the final whistle is expressly prohibited. This includes all areas of the stadiums inside the bowl: on-field play, pre-game warmups, special on-field ceremonies, TV timeouts, spectator areas, press box and any pre-game or half-time shows.
Media are strictly prohibited from live streaming any portion of a CFL team practice. Any pre/post practice availabilities will be banned unless they receive permission from the team’s communications department.
Live streaming of pre/post-game interviews or any media availabilities that are accessible and opened to multiple news outlets will be prohibited unless they receive permission from the team’s communications department.
ACCESS TO PLAYERS AND COACHES
All player and coach interviews must be arranged by contacting the Elks communication contact Hernan Salas. Players and coaches are also available daily following practice at the times noted in the practice schedule.
Media will receive a practice schedule weekly. All practices are open to the media unless otherwise noted. During the 2023 season, media are permitted to watch practice from the Bryan Hall Media Centre. Photographers and camera operators are permitted to shoot from the track or the west sidelines.
The head coach will be available immediately after practice outdoors at field level (indoors due to weather).
Following the head coach interview, media will have access to players. Interviews can be staged outdoors, or inside the player’s lounge.
Filming times will be distributed to media weekly with the practice schedule. ENG cameras are welcome to film from the west sidelines at Commonwealth Stadium and from the south sidelines in the field house during these designated periods. All broadcast equipment must be removed from the practice field immediately after the designated filming periods. Broadcast media may be asked to turn off their cameras at the discretion of coaches or communications staff during the filming time. Camera personnel may not enter the playing field, unless permission has been granted.
Sideline photography during Elks practices and home games is limited to working media on assignment from a recognized outlet. Working media credentials must be displayed at all times. Additional photographers will have access to other shooting locations.
POST-GAME MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Prior to proceeding to their respective locker rooms, select players are made available for media interviews on the field following the conclusion of the game for a maximum of five minutes. Non-rights holders cannot interject a live interview being conducted by a broadcast rights holder. Non-rights holders cannot simultaneously interview any player(s) that are being interviewed live by the broadcast.
Approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle the head coach and players will be available for a post-game media conference. Following home games, media will have access to players in the dressing room for approximately 10 minutes. Post-game availability with the head coach will take place in the players’ lounge.
GAME DAY MEDIA ENTRANCE
The Bryan Hall Media Centre is located on the west side of Commonwealth Stadium just north of Section C on the concourse level.
Media is to enter through the Gate 2 pass gate. Bags will be checked and tagged.
MEDIA CENTRE INFORMATION
The Bryan Hall Media Centre is for working members of the media only.
Media centre telephone numbers: (780) 471-4034, (780) 479-0702
DATA INTEGRITY PROTECTION
Except for editorial or non-commercial use (which is permitted), you shall not, whilst in Commonwealth Stadium, use any electronic device to record or transmit any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data concerning the progress, conduct or any other aspect of any Football for betting activities, unlicensed commercial activities or any other purposes in contravention of these terms and conditions, unless authorised or permitted to do so by the CFL. You may use mobile phones for strictly personal and private use.
Any and all intellectual property rights in any unauthorised recording or transmission is assigned (by way of present assignment of future rights) to the CFL. You further agree (if and whenever required to do so by the CFL) to promptly execute all instruments and do all things necessary to vest the right, title, and interest in such rights to the CFL absolutely and with full title guarantee.
If you fail to comply with these terms and conditions, you may be refused entry to or evicted from Commonwealth Stadium.