Rose Mary Phillip
Senior Director, Communications and Broadcast
P: (780) 448-1533
F: (780) 429-3452
Access to players and coaches
All player and coach interviews must be arranged through Rose Mary Phillip (see above for contact information). Players and coaches are also available in the Eskimo Locker Room on regular practice days.
Media will receive a practice schedule weekly. All practices are open to the media unless otherwise noted. Media may watch practice from the sidelines, excluding the bench area, at Commonwealth Stadium. Please do not approach players or coaches during practice.
The second 15-minute period of practice is open to TV cameras to film from the sidelines. All broadcast equipment must be removed from the practice field immediately after the 15 minutes has elapsed. Broadcast media may be asked to turn off their cameras at the discretion of Edmonton Eskimo coaches or communications staff during the filming time. Camera personnel may not enter the playing field, unless permission has been granted.
Head coach news conference
News conferences with head coaches of both teams will be held at Commonwealth Stadium the day before each home game. Times and location will be announced via media release with the practice schedule.
Season passes are issued to those members of the media who regularly cover the Edmonton Eskimos. Single game accreditation may be requested by contacting Rose Mary Phillip at least 72 hours before the game. All credentials are issued to a specific individual and are non-transferable. Single game credentials may be picked up at the coaches' media conference the day before the game. All unclaimed passes will be available for pick-up game day at the Eskimo Fan Shop. Two hours or less before kickoff, passes can be picked up at the ticket window at Gate 2 on the southwest side of the stadium.Media Accreditation Form
Game day photographers
Sideline photography during Eskimo home games is limited to working media on assignment from a recognized outlet. Working media credentials must be displayed at all times.
Game Day Information
The Bryan Hall Media Centre is located on the west side of Commonwealth Stadium just north of Section C on the concourse level. Entrance to the stadium is located at Gate 4 or 2 on the west side of Commonwealth Stadium.
The Bryan Hall Media Centre is for working members of the media only. Media Centre space is limited. Seating is not guaranteed.
Media centre services include:
team game notes, depth charts, CFL statistics and game day information
play-by-play statistics provided at the end of each quarter and distributed throughout the game
final statistics available approximately 20 minutes after the game
transmission facilities: Phone lines are available as well as high-speed internet
a pre-game meal will be served one hour prior to kick-off. Soft drinks and coffee are available throughout the game
Media centre telephone numbers: (780) 471-4034, (780) 479-0702
On-field access during game
Media will only be permitted to access the field when there is five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Requests for earlier admittance can be directed to Rose Mary Phillip at least one day prior to game day.
Head Coach Kavis Reed will hold a post game news conference in the Players Lounge next to the Eskimo Locker Room.