Matt Baker, Manager of Communications and Content
Office: (604) 930-5939, Cell: (778) 873-7605 or email@example.com
10605 – City Parkway, Surrey BC, V3T 4C8
Carolyn Cody, Director of Business Operations and Marketing
Office: (604) 634-1183, Cell: (778) 871-5696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10605 – City Parkway, Surrey BC, V3T 4C8
Download the 2022 Media Credential Request form HERE.
Final updates to the CFL’s 2022 Media policy are still being worked on. See below for accreditation policies and planned routines for daily media availabilities in 2022.
The 2023 season accreditation process is underway. The deadline to submit season credential requests is Friday, May 12.
Media access to BC Lions games will be issued prior to the start of the season to all major local media outlets and individuals who regularly cover the club. Members of the media who have not received season passes can apply on a game-by-game basis by contacting the communications staff at least five days prior to game day.
Credentials are issued to individuals and are not transferable. Credentials are to be used for the purpose for which they are issued, with no exceptions. Failure to comply with this policy will result in ejection from BC Place and a ban on future access to Lions home games.
Note: The BC Lions Football Club grants priority to photographers who work for accredited news outlets. Requests from freelance photographers are handled on a case-by-case basis. All image requests can be forwarded to the coordinates above. Sideline line photo access will be given priority to Lions’ team photographers and those hired by the CFL. Any outlet seeking access to team photos can do so by contacting the above communications contacts.
PICK-UP – Single game media credentials can be picked up at either reception at the BC Lions Practice Facility- 10605 City Parkway, Surrey- or at the BC Place WILL CALL booth on game day, located at Gate H at Terry Fox Plaza. Accessible off of Beatty and Robson St.
Credential requests will not be accepted on game day.
The media box at BC Place is located on Level 2 and is accessible from the NEW media access at Gate H.
Game Notes: Game notes, rosters, media guides, weekly statistics, and game day programs will be sent via email prior to game day and available digitally.
Statistics: Individual and team statistics will be updated at halftime and post-game. Updated play-by-play reports will be provided after each quarter. Half-time statistics are distributed early in the third quarter, while final statistics are distributed approximately 15-20 minutes following a game. Final statistical packages will also be provided in the media box following each game.
Meals: game day press box meals will return in 2023 on an individual basis only. Applicants must specify in the form if they will require an individual meal and list any possible dietary restrictions.
Post-Game Media Availability: Head coach Rick Campbell and 3-4 players will be made available approx. 15 minutes after the game’s final whistle. The CFL’s Media Policy has yet to be finalized and efforts are being made to have the locker room open for player availability. Head coach Rick Campbell will be available in the media room following player availability. Media will be escorted to the level three elevator and down to the media room located at field level across from the home team locker room. Requests for post-game 1-on-1s will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
DAILY PRACTICE AVAILABILITY AND ‘DAY BEFORE’ MEDIA CONFERENCE
A mixture of head coach, players, coordinators and assistant coaches will be made available at the club’s practice facility following practice on a daily basis. Media attending practices must submit their requests to the communications department no later than 30 minutes prior to the end of practice. A detailed, daily practice and media schedule can be accessed here.
No locker room access during interview availability will be granted at any point.
Day-Before visiting team media availability
The visiting club will conduct availability with select players and the head coach at either their hotel or BC Place should they be conducting a day before walkthrough practice. Best efforts will be made for this to coincide with the BC Lions team timing, making it shortly after their availability.
GAME DAY ACCESS
Entrance to the stadium will take place through the assigned entry at GATE H and will be permitted 75 minutes prior to kick off. Media will be responsible to complete the daily self-screening symptoms check and will have their temperature taken upon entry to the stadium.
- Upon entry, media will have a specific pathway provided to the press box area.
- The BC Lions will determine weekly the number of individuals who have access to the press box, with access only granted to those who are covering the game in a media or football operations capacity.
FACILITY ARRIVAL & PRACTICE ACCESS
For photographers and camera personnel, video and photos must be taken from a designated area. Video and photography can only be taken during designated times at practice.