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1999 CFL season

1999 CFL season
Regular season
Duration July 7, 1999 – November 7, 1999
Start date November 14, 1999
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1999-11-21
West Champions Calgary Stampeders1999-11-21
87th Grey Cup
Date November 28, 1999
Site BC Place Stadium, Vancouver
Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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The 1999 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 46th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 42nd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1999

The CFL enters the final season of the 1900s with increased growth in attendance and television ratings after the '98 season.

The '98 season attendance figures showed a 6.1% increase, which surpassed '97 season figures. TSN television ratings grew by 26.6% in the ages 2+ demographic.

The 1998 Grey Cup game viewership increased to 20.5% as 3.06 million viewers watched the Calgary Stampeders defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26–24, which surpassed the '97 Grey Cup game.

The 1999 CFL season, along with the 2001 CFL season, would be one of the closest times where an East Division team could have cross over to the West Division for that division's last playoff spot since the introduction of the Cross over in 1995. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had to only win one more game to go 7–11, to beat the Edmonton Eskimos final standings, both teams finishing with a tie of 6–12 instead, and under the current rule, even if the team in 4th place in the other division has a better season series record (most wins in the match ups between the teams, or most points scored in total in those games), in which case both were tied again and Edmonton still wins the tie with a 75–53 in two games, for a team to cross over it must have a better final standing win record than the 3rd placed team in the other division, so there was no cross over.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 18 13 5 0 429 373 26
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 503 393 24
Edmonton Eskimos 18 6 12 0 459 502 12
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 3 15 0 370 592 6
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 6 0 495 395 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 11 7 0 603 378 22
Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 386 373 18
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 6 12 0 362 601 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Montreal both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Main article: 87th Grey Cup

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1999 Grey Cup Champions, avenging last season's championship loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a 32–21 victory, at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. The Tiger-Cats have won their first championship since the 1986 CFL season. The Tiger-Cats' Danny McManus (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Mike Morreale (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 14: Division Semifinals     November 21: Division Finals     November 28: 87th Grey Cup @ BC Place StadiumVancouver, BC
  East     E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27  
  E3  Toronto Argonauts 6     E1  Montreal Alouettes 26    
  E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27         E2  Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32
      W2  Calgary Stampeders 21
  West     W2  Calgary Stampeders 26    
  W3  Edmonton Eskimos 17     W1  BC Lions 24  
  W2  Calgary Stampeders 30  

CFL Leaders

1999 CFL All-Stars



Special teams

1999 Western All-Stars



Special teams

1999 Eastern All-Stars



Special teams

1999 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars



Special teams

Head Coach


1999 CFL Awards


Preceded by
1998 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
2000 CFL season