CFL calls press conference in Calgary, plan to announce 2019 Grey Cup host

The CFL has called a press conference for Wednesday in Calgary: it appears the location for the 2019 Grey Cup game has been determined.

The Stampeders last hosted the CFL championship game in 2009 when the Montreal Alouettes beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27. That was the infamous 13th man game where the Riders lined up with too many men on the field as Alouettes kicker Damon Duval missed wide right from 43 yards on the potential game-winning field goal. The penalty was assessed for 10 yards and Duval made good on a 33-yard try to give Montreal the victory.

Hamilton and Regina, two hotbed CFL cities with shiny new stadiums that have yet to host the big game, but the Riders didn’t bid on the 2019 Grey Cup and the Ticats can’t until stadium litigation is finished.

McMahon Stadium opened in 1960 and it was last renovated in 2005. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie believes it’s time for Calgary to come up with a stadium solution. But the oldest stadium in the CFL will host the Grey Cup.