CFL looking at playing divisional playoff games on Saturday

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Ottawa Redblacks' Greg Ellingson (82) makes the touchdown during second-half CFL East Division Final football game action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

TORONTO — The CFL is looking into moving its division semifinal and final contests to Saturday as early as this season.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie told fans in Regina on Sunday that the league and TSN are talking about making the change. The Grey Cup would again be played on a Sunday.

Ambrosie made the statement as part of his annual cross-country road trip.

"One of the objectives of Randy’s road trip is to consult fans and get their direct feedback on ideas," the CFL said in a statement Monday. "If there was a strong and consistent view from fans that Saturday playoff games would be more attractive and convenient for them, and could result in more people attending and watching our playoffs, he would take a proposal to our teams for their consideration."

If the move is adopted, the CFL would avoid going head-to-head with the NFL during its divisional playoff rounds.

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