Day one ticket sales top 40,000 for 111th Grey Cup in Vancouver

Graphic courtesy: B.C. Lions

Over 40,000 fans have already purchased their tickets for the 111th Grey Cup in Vancouver, according to the host B.C. Lions.

Tickets went on sale for the CFL’s championship game on Tuesday and have gone quickly. The lower bowl of BC Place is nearly at capacity following a day and a half of sales, with more expected in the coming days.

“Our team has been fielding a ton of Grey Cup ticket interest from both the business community and fans for months, so it has been really exciting watching that translate immediately into sales over the past 24 hours,” Riley Wiwchar, executive director of the 2024 Grey Cup Festival, said in a statement.

“We’re building a truly unprecedented Grey Cup Festival and fans are going to be thrilled when they arrive in Vancouver. BC Place is going to be electric for the championship and the cherry on top of a truly memorable week.”

The Lions are expecting a crowd of over 50,000 for their season opener on Saturday, June 15, thanks to a pre-game concert from rap icon 50 Cent. The team hopes Vancouver can attract even more fans for its first Grey Cup in a decade, with the Jonas Brothers set to perform at halftime.

BC Place, which was opened in 1983, can host a capacity crowd of 54,500. The stadium has hosted the Grey Cup nine times: 1983, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2011, and 2014. The two championship games since the stadium was renovated in 2011 have drawn crowds of 54,313 and 52,056 respectively.

The 2024 Grey Cup is slated for Sunday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. ET.