Monday, June 5, 2017
It's Official. CFL Brings Grey Cup Back To Edmonton in 2018
The 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is coming to Edmonton in 2018, the Canadian Football League announced today.
“Our league is proud to award the Grey Cup to a city known for great Canadian football, tremendous hospitality and incredible volunteers,” said Jim Lawson, Chair of the CFL’s Board of Governors.
“Our fans here in Edmonton and across Canada know this is a great place for the Grey Cup. When the city last hosted in 2010, the game sold out in a week.”
That sellout, achieved 173 days before the Grey Cup game, set a record that still stands. Today, the Edmonton Eskimos announced that fans who buy Eskimos season’s tickets for the upcoming 2017 season, which are on sale now, will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase a Grey Cup seat for 2018 ahead of the general public.
“The Edmonton Eskimos are thrilled to host the Grey Cup in 2018, a year that will mark the 40th anniversary of Commonwealth Stadium, and the 70th anniversary of our team’s play as the Edmonton Eskimos,” said Brad Sparrow, Chairman of the community-owned Eskimos’ Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the 2018 Grey Cup Organizing Committee.
“This organization and this city share a legacy that is second to none in sport. And we’re confident that, with the support of our fans, and our private and public sector partners, we will host a game and a celebration that adds a proud new chapter.”
Today’s announcement means the annual championship game of the CFL, the Grey Cup presented by Shaw, will be played at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Sunday, November 25, 2018. It will be preceded by the Grey Cup festival, a week of activities for fans of all ages, parties and world class entertainment.