1982 - Last year at Empire Stadium

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1982
Rookie receiver Merv Fernandez served notice that he was a star of the future, but is runner-up in the Schenley Rookie voting to Ottawa's Chris Isaac. Despite a 9-7 record, the Lions again finished in fourth out of the playoffs. At the end of the year it was decided a change was needed and the coaching staff is relieved of it's duties. The highlight of the year was Willie Fleming being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.

1982 was the Lions Final year at Empire Stadium
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West Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 11 5 0 544 323 22
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 11 5 0 444 352 22
Calgary Stampeders 16 9 6 1 403 440 19
British Columbia Lions 16 9 7 0 449 390 18
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 6 9 1 427 436 13

East Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 16 9 6 1 426 426 19
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 8 7 1 396 401 17
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 5 11 0 376 462 10
Montreal Concordes 16 2 14 0 267 502 4

Semi-Finals - Winnipeg 24 - Calgary 3
Semi-Finals - Ottawa 30 - Hamilton 20

Finals - Edmonton 24 - Winnipeg 21
Finals - Toronto 44 - Ottawa 7

Grey Cup - Edmonton 32 - Toronto 16
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Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:54 pm

should of had the crossover this year!

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Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:47 pm

Where in the city was Empire Stadium exactly? I've heard so many stories but I can't picture in my head where all of these moments actually happened.

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Right beside the PNE
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Thank you!

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Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:17 pm

If you look in the bottom corner of the picture you can just see a piece of the Roller Coaster. The orientation of that picture is that you are facing roughly SE looking towards the then intersection of Cassiar and Hastings St. which is in the top left corner.
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D wrote:1982 was the Lions Final year at Empire Stadium
Who would have thought that 28 years, the Lions would return to Empire Stadium.
And with the original stadium demolished in 1993, who would have thought that a new stadium would be built at that location 17 years later.
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Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:58 pm

I got this image of Empire Stadium from the 1963 Beautiful British Columbia magazine. Its the 1960 Grey Cup game Ottawa vs Edmonton I have the photo on a 11x17 poster paper in its entirety. My scanner could only do a half at a time.If anyone wants one let me know. BB.ImageImage
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