Canadian Premier League returns to play with The Island Games.
The Island Games will be played behind closed doors in a sequestered environment at UPEI Alumni Field in Charlottetown. All matches will be broadcast live via the Canadian Premier League’s media partner OneSoccer.
Season Kicks off August 13th.
UPEI ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD
University of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
THE ISLAND GAMES FACT SHEET
The Island Games will commence on Thursday, August 13 with a rematch of the 2019 season finalists Forge FC vs Cavalry FC and will conclude in September with schedule announcements to come.
All eight (8) Canadian Premier League Clubs will play: HFX Wanderers FC, Atlético Ottawa, York9 FC, Forge FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC.
The season will begin with an 8-club first stage where each CPL team will play each other once (28 game total first phase), the top 4 clubs will advance to the second round 6 match group phase that will culminate with the top two clubs competing in a single match Final to be crowned the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion.
Since there is no home-field advantage it will be a one-match Final to crown the 2020 Canadian Premier League Champion who will be awarded the North Star Shield and a 2021 CONCACAF League berth.
Charlottetown is the birthplace of Confederation and one of most nationalistic and historic parts of the country. We are so honoured and appreciative that Prince Edward Island wanted to step up and offer the CPL a home for our 2020 season. The people of PEI, the businesses, the politicians, everyone demonstrated their desire for us to be here and that it’s a safe place to play. We in turn have implemented the utmost protective measures that will have us arriving on August 8 to align with health and safety protocols and we will be completely sequestered and respectful of our wonderful host city.
The people who call Prince Edward Island home have a reputation for warmth and hospitality. Wherever you are on the island, people are sure to help you out and make you feel at home. Their island is rich with history and beauty, and they are more than willing to generously share their time and resources with respectful visitors.
All matches will be played at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Alumni Field in Charlottetown, PEI. The complex features a full-size FIFA quality turf surface that can accommodate soccer and is equipped with stadium night lights. FIFA tests measure material construction, durability, player/surface interaction,