The Saskatchewan Roughriders have sold out the Labour Day Classic against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with over a week to spare before kickoff.
The 57th version of the annual rivalry game is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Saskatchewan has won 14 of the last 16 Labour Day Classics but dropped last year’s game by a score of 23-8.
“The environment in Mosaic Stadium for the Labour Day Classic is absolutely electric,” Roughriders president and CEO Craig Reynolds said in a team statement. “Rider Nation always sets the tone for the game, and we know our sold-out crowd will have a big impact when we go head-to-head with the Bombers.”
The Riders’ announcement comes more than a week after the Bombers announced their own sellout of the Banjo Bowl rematch, a game scheduled to take place six days after the Labour Day clash.
Winnipeg is currently leading the CFL in attendance with an average of 27,600. Saskatchewan sits slightly behind the back-to-back defending Grey Cup champions with an average of 26,556.
The 9-1 Bombers sit atop the West Division, while the 5-5 Riders are currently in crossover position.