Bombers won’t be bidding for 2020 Grey Cup

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will not be bidding on the 2020 Grey Cup.

A source within the organization confirmed the team will not be submitting a bid to host the CFL’s championship game and related festivities in three years time. The club last hosted the game in 2015, bringing $80 million in economic activity to the city and a $7.1 million profit for the club. Back in February, former Bomber player Steve Morley indicated the city would be chasing the 2020 game, though the club quickly refuted it.

The news comes on the heels of Monday’s report that the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be bidding to host the event in 2020.

With this year’s Grey Cup set to be held in Edmonton and the 2019 game scheduled for Calgary, holding the event in Regina would mean three straight in West Division cities. The 2017 Grey Cup was held in Ottawa.

Hamilton, which hasn’t held a Grey Cup since 1996, has been touted as a possible destination for 2020 as well. Owner Bob Young fired off a cryptic Tweet on Monday after news of the Saskatchewan bid became public.

This story will be updated.

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