And the 2008 Grey Cup is awarded to..........

MONTREAL!!!!!!!!!!
It was anounced to day on CJAD the voice of the Als that the 2008 Grey Cup will be played in Montreal at the Big O on Nov 23rd.

Are you happy now kanga?
We start demolition on Nov 24th :lol:

hey ro, are there any plans to build a new stadium in Montreal?

......Let's see.......the O needs a new roof with a price tag of $5 million......but you'll get at least $800,000 from the CFL for hosting priviledges.......that leaves only $4.2 million to go.......start saving those bottles........

......I've never been to Montreal yet, I told Mrs. RedandWhite yesterday this might be a good reason to visit........

Only 5 Million for a roof? Quick get the phone number of the place that will do it! I heard 50 Million!!!!!!!

Sambo I was kidding about demolishing the Big O on the 25Th. Kanga was saying he wants to see one more Cup at the Big Oh Oh and now he will.
There are no plans to build any new stadium other than the expansion at Molsons.

thanks ro. 50 mill to replace the roof at the big Owe?? I thought there was a retractable roof at one point. I would say thats a lot of money to spend on a place that already is ridiciously overbudget.

thats very good news good team in montreal, great fans

It was originally retractable but they replaced that one with a non-retractable one. That one was then replaced after it torn during a winter storm. It was then replaced with it cu rent roof which is now scheduled to re replaced again!

Dynamite would have been so much cheaper!

http://cache.nmn.speedera.net/pics5/200/ZM/ZMIINZYUAGUEEWP.20060512172530.gif

the last grey cup there was very well done so im looking forward for another spectacular show, like always

Larry Smith told Radio-Canada he aims to get a 70 000 people crowd !

Hopefully one day in Hamilton we will get it again but the duffuses at City Hall here probably want to keep sprucing up Copps Coliseum for the pipe dream NHL team rather than spending it on a team we already have.
This makes a bit too much sense though for our city hall people here to understand.

When was the last GC game in Hamilton?

Hey Third & ro.....does that mean we have to mail the turf back to you, or are you buying new stuff?

You mean… the players can’t play on concrete? Wusses.

To answer Third and Ten's question and add a bit more information, below is the hosting city of the grey cup and the year:

1909 – Toronto
1910 – Hamilton
1911 – Toronto
1912 – Hamilton
1913 – Hamilton
1914 – Toronto
1915 – Toronto
1916 – Not held due to World War I
1917 – Not held due to World War I
1918 – Not held due to World War I
1919 – Not held due to the Spanish Flu Pandemic
1920 – Toronto
1921 – Toronto
1922 – Kingston
1924 – Toronto
1923 – Toronto
1925 – Ottawa
1926 – Toronto
1927 – Toronto
1928 – Hamilton
1929 – Hamilton
1932 – Hamilton
1931 – Montreal
1930 – Toronto
1933 – Sarnia
1934 – Toronto
1935 – Hamilton
1936 – Toronto
1937 – Toronto
1939 – Ottawa
1938 – Toronto
1940 – two games: first at Toronto, second at Ottawa
1941 – Toronto
1942 – Toronto
1943 – Toronto
1944 – Hamilton
1945 – Toronto
1946 – Toronto
1947 – Toronto
1948 – Toronto
1949 – Toronto
1950 – Toronto
1951 – Toronto
1952 – Toronto
1953 – Toronto
1954 – Toronto
1955 – Vancouver
1956 – Toronto
1957 – Toronto
1958 – Vancouver
1959 – Toronto
1960 – Vancouver
1961 – Toronto
1962 – Toronto
1963 – Vancouver
1964 – Toronto
1965 – Toronto
1966 – Vancouver
1967 – Ottawa
1968 – Toronto
1969 – Montreal
1970 – Toronto
1971 – Vancouver
1972 – Hamilton
1973 – Toronto
1974 – Vancouver
1975 – Calgary
1976 – Toronto
1977 – Montreal
1978 – Toronto
1979 – Montreal
1980 – Toronto
1981 – Montreal
1982 – Toronto
1983 – Vancouver
1984 – Edmonton
1985 – Montreal
1986 – Vancouver
1987 – Vancouver
1988 – Ottawa
1989 – Toronto
1990 – Vancouver
1991 – Winnipeg
1992 – Toronto
1993 – Calgary
1994 – Vancouver
1995 – Regina
1996 – Hamilton
1997 – Edmonton
1998 – Winnipeg
1999 – Vancouver
2000 – Calgary
2001 – Montreal - Olympic Stadium
2002 – Edmonton - Commonwealth Stadium
2003 – Regina - Taylor Field
2004 – Ottawa - Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park
2005 – Vancouver - BC Place Stadium
2006 – Winnipeg - Canad Inns Stadium
2007 – Toronto
2008 – Montreal

Looks like Kanga isn't the only dyslexic poster in here... :wink:

assuming cities want it i think we should try to spread it around.
09 cgy
10 ham
11 edm
12 to-for the big 100
13 reg
14 mon
15 van
16 wpg
with the addition of halifax ideally in 2013- that way we can start the next 100 yrs with the cup in a new city. i like the idea of switching back and forth between east and west as well. also if a city builds a new stadium they should be able to bump themselves up the list for the next big game so people can go see it when it is still new.

So, blackdale, you assume Ottawa is dead and buried, right?

Hamilton is due ... and to a lesser extent, so is Calgary. I can see why they didn't put it in Hamilton for 2008, since it's in Toronto for 2007. Assuming Ottawa comes back soon, they should get the game shortly thereafter, as a sort of gift to their fans. And doubtless, a 10th team would get it soon after entering the League. I like your ideas, Blackdale, on switching it from East to West, and on letting teams use their new stadiums for it ...

copy and paste third, I wouldn't take the time to write that all out myself.