1971 Grey Cup

The 59th Grey Cup was played on November 28, 1971, before 34,404 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. This game was notable for its steady rainfall and first-ever play on artificial turf.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2021/02/25/1971-grey-cup/

Looks like some of the video tape of the end of the '71 cup has been found.

Indeed -- some, but not all. There is more here than I've seen in any collector copy, but most of the last three minutes (including the Abofs kick) is still missing. Kudos to the CFL for finding what it did; too bad it's still incomplete but I guess this version is the best we will ever get.

Most likely. But I’m hopeful more surfaces. The rest of the recording is better than anything I’ve seen so far.