Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vancouver Gets 2011 Grey Cup

Here's the story from the Vancouver Sun's Mike Beamish....

A Grey Cup festival culminating with the CFL championship game in 2011 will be the next feature event at a refurbished B.C. Place Stadium following the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Premier Gordon Campbell and B.C. Lions owner David Braley will make the announcement at a joint press conference Friday morning in downtown Vancouver.
The Lions last played host to Grey Cup festival in 2005, when the Vancouver economy received a $40-million jolt from visitor spending, according to Tourism Vancouver.
Vancouver's successful 2011 application represents the third straight year the Grey Cup game has been awarded to a city in Western Canada.
Edmonton was just named host of the 2010 Grey Cup, and Calgary is the site of this year’s game.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

I wonder how long until Saskatchewan has a reasonable shot at getting the cup. They wouldn't go four years in a row with a western team, would they?