Just how popular are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers?
Well, they’ve never been as popular as they are right now.
Not in 1984 when they won the Grey Cup. Not in 1990 when they won the Grey Cup. Not in 2001 when they went 14-4 and lost the Grey Cup
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are riding a wave they’ve never experienced in their 81-year history.
Granted, they were no doubt the talk of the town in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when they won four of their 10 Grey Cups, but never before have so many people put their money where their support is.
The Bombers have sold out four games in a row, including this Friday’s match against Hamilton and the Banjo Bowl against Saskatchewan on Sept. 11. They are even adding temporary seating to accommodate more fans. Four consecutive sellouts at Canad Inns Stadium has happened just once since at least 1979.
Last week, between Monday and Friday, the Bombers sold 5,700 tickets for games after the Banjo Bowl, which vice-president of marketing Jerry Maslowsky said is unheard of on Maroons Road.
After the Banjo Bowl, the Bombers will be on pace to shatter their season attendance record of 252,802, which was set in 2001. They will also be on target to set the highest average attendance mark in franchise history, even though the Stadium’s capacity in the 1980s was 3,000 more than it is today.
The rest is in the article. This is great for the Bombers and more importantly the CFL. The fact that we are at a record number of season tickets after going 4-14 last year is amazing.
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