The Montreal Alouettes> is a professional Canadian Football League team that belongs to Montreal, Quebec. The team was previously called the Baltimore Stallions. The current franchise known as the Montreal Alouettes shifted from Baltimore, to Montreal in 1996. All the clubs that have played since 1946 in Montreal are considered as one franchise by CFL in their league records. This includes the original Alouettes that played from 1946 to1981, Montreal Concordes that played from 1982 to 1985 and Montreal Alouettes from 1986 to the present.
However, the CFL and the Alouettes do not include the Baltimore franchise and its records in their official team history. Including all the clubs of the franchise from 1946, Montreal have won the Grey Cup seven times till now.
The Alouettes play their home matches for the regular season at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and their playoffs are played at Olympic Stadium. They are the current champions of CFL Grey Cup, having won the title second consecutive year.
The Alouettes took part in the 96th Grey Cup played at Olympic Stadium on 23rd November 2008 in which they were defeated by the Calgary Stampeders. Next year, the team won the Grey Cup 2009 by beating Saskatchewan Roughriders in Calgary in what turned out to be a dramatic game where they rose from a 16-point fourth-quarter shortfall to victory with a field goal that was missed at first. The goal was reattempted as the Roughriders were given a penalty for too many players. Damon Duval did not miss the opportunity second time and scored the goal. After a year in the 2010 Grey Cup, the Montreal Alouettes prevailed once again, with a 21-18 victory score.
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