Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1953 Calgary Stampeders finished in 4th place in the W.I.F.U. with a 3-12-1 record and failed to make the playoffs. The Calgary Stampeders are a professional football team based in Calgary, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium and are the third-oldest active franchise in the CFL. The Stampeders were officially founded in 1935, although there were clubs in Calgary as early as 1909.