The Canadian Football League will award the 2020 Grey Cup on Feb. 21, the league announced on Friday.
TSN will carry the announcement on select platforms at 6:30 p.m. ET.
According to the release, a committee has reviewed bids from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders with the final decision coming from the board of governors.
“We want to thank all three organizations for first-class bids, any one of which would continue to take the Grey Cup game and festival to new heights,” commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.
The Grey Cup hasn’t been contested in Hamilton since 1996 when the Toronto Argonauts beat Edmonton — despite Eddie Brown catching a touchdown off his foot in the snow — in front of a sold out Ivor Wynne Stadium crowd of over 38,000.
Ambrosie feels Hamilton is ready to host a Grey Cup. The CFL commish was part of a contingent from the Ticats that presented to Hamilton City council in January.
Meanwhile Montreal last hosted the CFL title game in 2008 when the Calgary Stampeders beat the Alouettes on their home turf 22-14 in the 96th edition of the Grey Cup. More than 66,000 packed Olympic Stadium to watch the Stamps’ victory.
Saskatchewan last hosted a Grey Cup in 2013 with 44,710 fans in attendance. The Riders won against the Ticats in convincing style 45-23 on home soil. However, Edmonton hosted in 2018 and Calgary is set for 2019 meaning a third consecutive Grey Cup in western Canada might not be ideal for the league.
The Grey Cup bid process winner will be known in less than a week.