History – Football Timelines – 1970s

1979
Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup.

1978
Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL and Queens Golden Gaels win Vanier Cup.

1977
Grey Cup Game was played before record crowd (68,318) which paid record receipts ($1,401,930) at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Montreal Alouettes set CFL attendance record of 476,201. Edmonton Wildcats win CJFL and University of Western Mustangs win Vanier Cup.

1976
The Canadian Football League attracted more than two million fans for the first time as 2,029,586 people attended its games. Regina Rams win CJFL and University of Western Mustangs win Vanier Cup.

1975
For the first time a Grey Cup final on the Prairies in Calgary. Blocking above waist was permitted on punt-returns; two-point convert was introduced. Regina Rams win CJFL and Ottawa University Gee Gees win Vanier Cup.

1974
Eastern Conference adopted 16-game schedule. ORFU ceased to exist. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and University of Western wins Vanier.

1973
Both Conferences adopted standard playoff procedure. Regina Rams win CJFL and Saint Mary’s Huskies win Vanier.

1972
Canadian Football Hall of Fame opened in Hamilton. Grey Cup was played on Astroturf in Hamilton’s Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton Hurricanes win CJFL and Alberta Golden Bears win Vanier Cup.

1971
Grey Cup Game was played on artificial turf for first time in Vancouver. Calgary defeated Toronto 14-11. Regina Rams win CJFL and University of Western Ontario Mustanges win Vanier cup.

1970
3m Tartan Turf was installed in Vancouver’s Empire Stadium. First sod was turned for Hall of Fame building in Hamilton. First All-Star Game since 1958. Regina Rams win CJFL and Manitoba Bisons win Vanier Cup.

Source: Football Canada

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History – Football Timelines – 1970s

1979
Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup. (more…)

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