Release Notes

Release Notes

Check back on this page regularly to see what features and bugs have been implemented and fixed per each API version release.

v1.38 (November 30, 2020)

Updated the Standings endpoint; documented the /standings/week_by_week endpoint (now available for public use).

v1.37 (November 26, 2020)

Updated the Games endpoint; added new value for event_type_id: An Exhibition game has a value of 4.

v1.36 (August 14, 2020)

Updated the Players endpoint; a custom_response_fields URL parameter can now be provided, which allows for choice of what arrays of season and game-by-game statistics will be returned; more information in the Players > Custom Fields documentation.

v1.35 (April 6, 2020)

Updated the Games endpoint to offer a event_status_id of 6 to signify a game in the Postponed state.

v1.34 (January 7, 2020)

Updated the Teams and Venues endpoints to now also include the seating capacity of a venue.

v1.33 (April 2, 2019)

Added a new Venues endpoint (listed under Teams), providing a list of venues used within the league.

v1.32 (January 4, 2019)

Added a new Transactions endpoint, allowing access to structured data about player transactions that occur in the Canadian Football League.

v1.31 (October 9, 2018)

Updated the Leaders endpoint to add lots and lots of additional filters to narrow down a query for data upon. Also added an option to specify how results are grouped.

v1.30 (October 9, 2018)

Added a completely new Seasons endpoint, containing the start and end dates for each season, plus an automatic calculation of what the current season and week are.

v1.29 (April 2, 2018)

Added the additional data parameter penalties to Games, containing an array of team and player penalties incurred during the game.

Added the additional data parameter play_reviews to Games, containing an array of play reviews that occurred during the game.

v1.28 (April 1, 2018)

Added a game_duration element to Games, indicating the length of a game in minutes.

v1.27 (September 7, 2017)

For Players, added kickoffs data elements to seasons and game_by_game data.

v1.26 (July 27, 2017)

For Players, added pass_fumbles and receive_fumbles elements to seasons and game_by_game data.

For Games, again added pass_fumbles and receive_fumbles elements to team-level and individual player box score data.

v1.25 (June 26, 2017)

Added converts element containing one_point_converts and two_point_converts elements with attempts and made to the team box scores of Games.

Added one_point_converts and two_point_converts elements in the players box score elements of Games. Note that because of the structure of the database, reporting 2-point convert attempts is currently not possible (efficiently).

v1.24 (April 16, 2017)

Added receive_yards_after_catch to the team and player box scores of Games.

v1.23 (April 6, 2017)

The team element for Players is now more accurate; previously the team a Player was on was determined by the last Game they played in; now we examine their current contract status and check what team it's with.

Added an stats_inc_id element to Players to signify the unique numeric identifier Stats Inc uses for CFL players; this data is retrieved once a day from the file Stats Inc provides to the league.

v1.22 (March 27, 2017)

Added game_date to the list of filters that can be passed to a Player; this allows for the retrieval of game-by-game or season statistics for a player but limited to a specified date range.

v1.21 (October 26, 2016)

Added title to the event_type of each Game; this provides the formal title for a game (eg. "Eastern Semi-Final").

v1.20 (October 7, 2016)

Added defensive_touchdowns and defensive_safeties elements to the team box scores of Games.

v1.19 (September 19, 2016)

Updated the endpoint at /v1/standings/crossover/YYYY , adding an out_of_playoffs "division" that always contains the teams currently outside of a playoff berth, and removed the now unnecessary qualifies_for_playoffs elements. See the Endpoint example at Standings for more information.

v1.18 (September 13, 2016)

Added a new endpoint at /v1/standings/crossover/YYYY , returning league standings with the crossover rule factored in (and with an additional qualifies_for_playoffs Boolean value to make it easy to tell who's in and who isn't). See the Endpoint example at Standings for more information.

v1.17 (September 6, 2016)

Added punt_returns, kickoff_returns and missed_fg_returns arrays to Players within both the seasons and game_by_game elements.

v1.16 (August 9, 2016)

Added downs elements to the team box scores of Games, listing the attempts the team had at that down and the yards gained at it.

v1.15 (July 19, 2016)

Updated the height attributes of Players to change it to a string that's always expressed with 2 decimal places.

If a Player's rookie_year has not yet occurred, it'll now output a null value instead of 0.

Added field_goal_missed_list to the field_goals element of a Game's box score - for individuals only. It will list the distances for which the field goal kicker missed the FG. The attempts are separated by a comma, and if no field goals were missed the value is a blank string.

v1.14 (July 12, 2016)

Updated documentation for Play-by-Play, adding four new play_success_id values (900 through 903). Also added a play_success_id of 78 so a quarterback sack can be identified in the list of Team Losses.

v1.13 (July 5, 2016)

Updated documentation for Play-by-Play, adding two new play_type_id values and updating the logic for play_success_id to ensure a value gets set for those two new play types.

v1.12 (June 22, 2016)

Many new endpoints for Leaders statistics, including new aggregate offence, defence and special_teams endpoints.

v1.11 (June 20, 2016)

Update the Test Play-By-Play Data to use a new dataset as game -2275.

v1.10 (June 16, 2016)

Added a new filter for week to Team Leaders to allow for retrieval of team statistics at a certain point in a season.

Added a new filter for pbp to Play-by-Play data within Games to allow for retrieval of a subset of play-by-play data based on the sequence number of plays.

v1.09 (June 11, 2016)

Added a new filter for event_type_id to Games to allow for retrieval of specifically pre-season, post-season or regular season games.

v1.08 (June 7, 2016)

Added the /v1/standings/[season] endpoint to allow retrieval of Standings.

v1.07 (June 3, 2016)

To assist with determining the result of a play, added the play_success_id and play_success_description attributes to Play by Play data.

v1.06 (May 31, 2016)

Added the season filter parameter to Players.

Added the team filter parameter to Games.

v1.05 (May 27, 2016)

Added the is_in_red_zone attribute to Play-By-Play objects within Games.

Added the include=rosters parameter to Games.

v1.04 (May 26, 2016)

Add the "in" filter to Games and Players.

v1.03 (Apr 28, 2016)

Add the Play-by-Play test system and documentation.

v1.02 (Apr 6, 2016)

Add the Team Leaders endpoint.

v1.01 (Apr 1, 2016)

Add the Leaders endpoint.

v1.00 (Mar 15, 2016)

Initial release of the CFL API with the Games and Players endpoints.