The Winnipeg Football Club is optimistic about securing the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers NFL pre-season game at Investors Group Field, according to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Oakland and Green Bay are scheduled to play in Week 3 of the NFL’s exhibition schedule. The Bombers are on the road in Edmonton during Week 11 of the CFL slate.

After it was known Regina exited the running to host the NFL pre-season game, the Blue Bombers said “the Winnipeg Football Club is always exploring opportunities to host events at Investors Group Field.”

That exploration has led to Winnipeg being on the verge of hosting an NFL game for the first time ever.