CFL fans accuse Regina hotel of cancelling Grey Cup reservations without notification

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A number of Grey Cup-bound CFL fans have taken to social media to accuse a Regina hotel of cancelling their reservations without notification.

B.C. Lions Den Pawdcast host Brian Wawryshyn was the first to complain publicly, claiming he’d spoken to a Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate employee who indicated that all Grey Cup reservations had been cancelled because the original prices were too low.

Wawryshyn’s tweets drew a number of responses from CFL fans across the country who alleged their reservations had also been cancelled without notification from the hotel.

3DownNation spoke to a hotel representative via telephone on Wednesday afternoon who denied that any Grey Cup-related cancellations were taking place. The representative also indicated that the hotel’s manager is currently out of the country and will not be back in Regina for two months.

Hotel rooms are always at a premium when the CFL’s smallest city plays host to the league’s championship game. Regina reportedly sold out of hotel rooms eleven months before the 2013 Grey Cup took place, a game the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders won over the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats by a score of 45-23.

The 109th Grey Cup is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 at Mosaic Stadium. The facility was originally set to host the 108th Grey Cup in 2020 but the CFL season was cancelled due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.