Come on down to Winnipeg: Bombers will unveil 2019 Grey Cup banner during CFL season opener against Ticats

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will unveil the 2019 Grey Cup championship banner at IG Field on Thursday, August 5th when the team plays host to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

It’s a 2019 Canadian Football League title game rematch and the first CFL action to take place since the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary on November 24, 2019.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to make sure they are in their seats for the 7:30 p.m. banner unveiling. The gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff with pre-game party specials from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and a live performance by the new Blue Bombers House Band lead by Jennifer Hanson.

“It has been a long 20 months waiting to be able to celebrate with our fans, which will make Thursday night that much more memorable,” Winnipeg Football Club president and CEO Wade Miller said in a statement. “Our staff has worked extremely hard to get to this point and we can’t wait to unveil our championship banner with a full stadium in attendance.”

The province of Manitoba has signed off on the Blue and Gold hosting a full stadium and vaccinated fans will be allowed to attend. As per Manitoba Public Health orders, all attendees must present a Manitoba Immunization Card, physically or digitally, and photo ID to enter the facility.

Ticats’ playmaker Bralon Addison wants to ruin the party in Winnipeg on the opening night of the 2021 CFL season.

“It’d be a little sweet to spoil them dropping the banner, I won’t lie about that,” Addison said. “It would be sweet to spoil them dropping the banner.”