It may have taken longer then anticipated but it is now official.
"Grey Cup officially sold out"
WINNIPEG (CP) - It's official: The Grey Cup game is sold out.
Grey Cup organizers made the announcement Friday, just two days before the Montreal Alouettes and B.C. Lions meet to decide the 2006 CFL champion. At the start of the week, about 2,000 tickets remained.
"The citizens of the city of Winnipeg and Manitoba have always demonstrated they are great supporters of the Blue Bombers and the CFL," Lyle Bauer, the president and chief executive officer of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, said in a statement. "The combination of a sold-out game and unparalleled Grey Cup Festival events will make the 2006 Grey Cup a celebration of Canadiana which will be remembered for years."
This marks the third time Winnipeg has hosted the Grey Cup.
In 1991, the Toronto Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 36-21, while in 1998 the Stampeders needed a last-second field goal from Mark McLoughlin to earn a 26-24 victory over Hamilton.