TORONTO — For the fifth time in the rich history of the Canadian Football League (CFL), the Grey Cup will be played in Winnipeg. The 112th edition of the championship game will be played following a week of fanfare and celebration at the annual Grey Cup Festival in November 2025.
If Winnipeg learns anything from Regina it should be that the ticket pricing has to be a bit more in line but it won't be. Starting the game earlier so as not to have people sitting outside at night in late November would be another good idea.
At least the players will be able to share in Grey Cup revenue
They were due as was BC who gets it next year. Everyone except Mtl has gotten it in some kind of order over the last dozen years. Maybe with new ownership the Als can get a new barn - one can only hope.
Well it was officially announced today I first read about it on the 3rd or 4th of this month at 3DN almost a full 2 weeks ago. So yeah I did get the official part wrong but did know about it before the official announcement .
I don't think the 2026 World Cup will affect the date of the 2025 Grey Cup. Nov 16 is the current target date for that Cup, but if Halifax comes into the league by then, it could end up being even earlier.
I suspect that once/if they decide they can proceed with the temp stadium at SMU, it won't take 2 years of planning to get a team on the field. Probably they should take 2 years to plan and get all the details right, but I doubt they'll do that.
I think that idea isn't going to happen unless USports decides to move their season up. He's talked several times in the past few years about finishing earlier and an earlier season start has even been added to the CBA. Maybe in the future they will pair Grey Cups with USports conference finals instead.
I posted the news on the Bomber thread about two weeks ago as well. TSN also had a story although they did say an official announcement hadn’t been made yet. I’m not sure why they waited two weeks to do that.