The University of Alberta Golden Bears football team will open their 2016 season with a meeting against the defending Vanier Cup Champion UBC Thunderbirds, September 3rd in Vancouver, B.C. The Bears home opener will be the following week, as Alberta hosts the Saskatchewan Huskies on September 9th.
Coming off a 2-6 season a year ago, and a year in which they missed out on the playoffs on the last weekend of the regular season, the youthful Bears will look to continue their improvement, and claim a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2010. Following the home opener, the Evergreen and Gold’s next home game will be the annual U of A Alumni Week on September 24th, as they welcome UBC to Foote Field. The Bears will also host the Regina Cougars in the first week after the ‘bye’, on October 15th, before hosting the Manitoba Bisons in the home finale on October 22nd.
The 2016 Golden Bears Spring Camp runs from April 27th to May 1st at Foote Field.
2016 Golden Bears Football Schedule
Sat. Sept. 3 Alberta @ UBC 8:00 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 9 Saskatchewan @ Alberta 7:00 p.m. – HOME OPENER
Fri. Sept. 16 Alberta @ Manitoba 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 24 UBC @ Alberta 5:00 p.m. - ALUMNI WEEK
Sat. Oct. 1 Alberta @ Calgary 1:00 p.m.
- BYE -
Sat Oct. 15 Regina @ Alberta 1:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 22 Manitoba @ Alberta 1:00 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 28 Alberta @ Saskatchewan 7:00 p.m.
Full Canada West Schedule