Blue Bombers unveiling 108th Grey Cup banner at home opener June 10

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will unveil the 2021 Grey Cup championship banner at IG Field during the team’s 2022 season and home opener on Friday, June 10 when the team plays host to the Ottawa RedBlacks. 

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 to 7 p.m., including $5.00 cans of Molson Coors and Molson Coors Light, $3.50 hot dogs and fountain drinks, and 15 percent off all Grey Cup merchandise in the Bomber Store.

“On the heels of unveiling our incredible Grey Cup rings, we’re excited to once again celebrate with our fans as we unveil the new championship banner,” Winnipeg Football Club president and CEO Wade Miller said in a statement. “We can’t wait to start a new season and start our pursuit of another championship with the best fans in the league.” 

The Blue Bombers trailed 22-10 in the fourth quarter but battled back to take a 25-22 lead ahead of Hamilton’s final drive. Canadian Michael Domagala kicked a field goal with six seconds remaining, making the title game the fourth in league history to go to overtime.

Darvin Adams caught a touchdown pass from Zach Collaros on Winnipeg’s first possession before an interception by Kyrie Wilson sealed the 33-25 victory for the Blue Bombers.

Collaros was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after throwing for 240 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, while Nic Demski was named Most Valuable Canadian after recording six touches for 26 yards and one touchdown.

It’s the third time in franchise history the Bombers have won back-to-back Grey Cups, 1958 and 1959, 1961 and 1962 were the other two occasions. While Collaros is the second quarterback in team history to win two straight big silver trophies, Ken Ploen was the other in 1961 and 1962.