|1993 CFL season|
|Duration||July 6 - November 7, 1993|
|Start date||November 14, 1993|
|East Champions||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|West Champions||Edmonton Eskimos|
|81st Grey Cup|
|Date||November 28, 1993|
|Site||McMahon Stadium, Calgary|
On February 23, the Sacramento Gold Miners were announced as the CFL's ninth franchise, during the league's annual meetings in Hamilton. The team began play in 1993 at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. They joined the West Division. Sacramento became the first U.S.-based team to play in the CFL, and it was the first expansion team to be admitted into the league since 1954, when the B.C. Lions became a franchise. A potential expansion team to San Antonio, Texas (the San Antonio Riders, formerly of the then-suspended WLAF, to play as the San Antonio Texans) was put on hold for the 1993 season after the team folded instead.
On March 6, The Canadian College Draft was held in Calgary at the Jubilee Auditorium, becoming the first Western Canadian city to host the event since Winnipeg in 1971. Calgary also played host to the Grey Cup game for only the second time in history on Sunday, November 28. In that game, the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23 before a crowd of 50,035.
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
|Sacramento Gold Miners||18||6||12||0||498||509||12|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||14||4||0||646||421||28|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||18||4||14||0||387||517||8|
The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1993 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33-23, at Calgary's McMahon Stadium. The Eskimos' Damon Allen (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Sean Fleming (K/P) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.
|November 13 & 14: Division Semifinals||November 19: Division Finals||November 28: 81st Grey Cup |
McMahon Stadium (Calgary, AB)
|E3||Ottawa Rough Riders||10|
|E1||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||20|
|E1||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||23|
|W3||Saskatchewan Roughriders||13||W2||Edmonton Eskimos||33|