2019 will check the 107th version of the Gray Cup, the CFL’s title game
Calgary will have the 2019 Gray Cup, CFL magistrate Randy Ambrosie declared on Wednesday.
“It is our goal to increase current standards to ensure Gray Cups are best in class regarding festivity,” he said.
Calgary Stampeders president and senior supervisor John Hufnagel — who has won four Gray Cups as a player and mentor — considered it a “benefit” to have the yearly occasion.
“The Gray Cup game and celebration is a chance to feature the Stampeders, our faithful fans and our extraordinary city,” he said.
“As a football crew, our objective consistently is to play in the Gray Cup and win a title. Having the game at McMahon Stadium in 2019 with fill in as further inspiration for our association.”
- Calgary last hosted Grey Cup in 2009, previously hosting in 1975, 1993 and 2000
- Grey Cup has a rich and colourful history off the football field
Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda said the region will contribute $1.5 million in subsidizing toward the festival.
Stampeders season ticket holders in 2018 will get first break at tickets for the 2019 Gray Cup, planned for Nov. 24.
In a video address, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the city is “going to put on a gathering like you’ve never observed.”
“It’s a festival not simply of our game, it’s a festival of Canada,” he said. “It’s a festival of collaboration, it’s a festival of network.”
Nenshi was later gotten some information about potential moves up to McMahon Stadium — which was opened in 1960.
“I find that there’s no better spot to watch a game, when you’re in your seat,” he said. “Getting to your seat could be much better and I imagine that is a decent discussion to have, how we can build the conveniences outside of the bowl around that arena.”
Edmonton is facilitating the current year’s CFL title, set for Nov. 25 at Commonwealth Stadium.