Winnipeg awarded 2025 Grey Cup game, to host for first time in a decade

Members of the RCMP carry in the Grey Cup trophy. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The 2025 Grey Cup game will be played at Winnipeg’s IG Field.

The CFL made the official announcement Tuesday. It will mark the fifth time that the Grey Cup game will be played in Winnipeg and the first since 2015.

The announcement comes after the CFL awarded the 2024 Grey Cup game to Vancouver. Both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions had bid to host that game.

The 2023 Grey Cup will be held Nov. 19 at Tim Hortons Field, the 12th time the game will be played in Hamilton.

Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup in 1991, ’98 and 2006. All three of those games were held at Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium), but that venue was demolished after the Blue Bombers moved to IG Field in 2013.

“As a proud Winnipegger, I’m absolutely elated to announce the return of the Grey Cup to my hometown,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a release from the league.

“I’m thrilled for the city, the entire province of Manitoba and, of course, for all of our incredible fans across the country. Hosting the Grey Cup is a tremendous honour, and I was blown away by the Blue Bombers’ plans to engage the community and put on an unforgettable celebration of our great game. I can’t wait to see it all unfold.”

–with files from Sportsnet staff

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