Riders to bid on 2020 Grey Cup: Reynolds

The first Grey Cup game held at New Mosaic Stadium could be just two years away.

Roughrider president and CEO Craig Reynolds announced the club’s intention to bid on the 2020 Grey Cup game on 620 CKRM radio in Regina Monday evening.

“We’ve been working on this for a while. We’ve been wondering when the right time is for the Riders to bid for the Grey Cup and showcase Mosaic Stadium to Canada and the world,” Reynolds said.

“The 110th anniversary is a milestone year for the team so we are going to put together a strong bid and hopefully bring the game back to Regina in 2020.”

Saskatchewan last hosted a Grey Cup in 2013 with 44,710 fans in attendance. The Riders won that contest over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a result they’d like to repeat in 2020 should they land the league’s championship game.

One potential obstacle could be geography. With Edmonton and Calgary set to host the 2018 and 2019 Grey Cups, respectively, a third consecutive championship in western Canada may not be desirable for the league.

Regardless, it appears that the Saskatchewan is ready to host another of our country’s biggest parties — and we know it’ll be a good one.