Grey Cup Help Needed

Hey Stamps fans. Keith Urban is doing the halftime show and now girlfriend wants to go (whatever gets me to the big game, lol). My question, if anyone can answer, where is the best place to sit, based on the fact that one of us is there solely for the halftime show. Anyone know which way the the stage will be oriented? Thanks.

I’ll try to find out where Keith’s stage set is going to be set up. I assume it will be where the wheelchair access sign is in the attached stadium layout but I will try to confirm that.


Thanks Sully, I understand most of the festivities will be at Stampede Park. Is there a hotel within walking distance. I imagine taxis and Ubers will be in high demand.

Okay, I asked this question of the Sr. Director of the Grey Cup, and she said that the stage will be placed at centre field facing section F, so you want to get your seats there or close to there to maximize your view of the half-time show. :slight_smile:

As for hotels, there are 7 hotels in walking distance from McMahon Stadium. I’ve been to the last 3 Grey Cups and traffic isn’t usually too bad, but proximity definitely makes things easier.

…your best bet for hotels will be right downtown as the hotels/motels by the stadium are two/three stars and there’s not a lot of amenities around (McDonald’s haha)…all the team celebration rooms will be located downtown throughout various hotel convention facilities too, and there will simply be more activities downtown than elsewhere…to get from downtown to McMahon on game day I’d suggest you use the LRT C-Train…get on the northbound red line at any one of the stations along 7th avenue in the core and exit at Banff Trail station which is adjacent to the stadium…about a 15 minute train ride, cost is around $3 per rider…basically follow the crowds, there will be plenty of fans doing the same thing…Uber is your next best bet, then taxis…

…where the stage will be is anyone’s guess right now…I’ve seen setups at either end of the field, mostly though at the ‘clubhouse’ end as this end is the easiest to access for loading trucks and large stage sections…also, the HC end (the end sully noted) is often where temp bleachers are set up, and where the Red and White club is located and I’d be surprised if they block that end with the back of a stage…there’s a chance I suppose that the stage could be located right at centre-field too, never know…

…generally the west side is a little more sheltered than the east side when it comes to prevailing winds (in case it’s a wintry day) but the east side gets more sun (but with a late afternoon kickoff the sun will be set by 5 or so anyways)…

…just saw sullys post…centre field stage predominantly facing the west side…

…makes sense as the main cameras and tv broadcast booths are located in the west side of the stadium…

…also guys, Stampede Park is not McMahon Stadium…SP is where the Stampede (Rodeo) is held in the summer and is immediately southeast of downtown…if the majority of festivities are being held there then you want to get a hotel downtown, not up by the stadium…SP is a very walkable distance from DT, or use the LRT, or Uber/taxi if it’s cold out…

…once you’ve got a hotel Holy let me know here (or PM) where you’re staying and I’ll tell you how to get from there to the various venues and what’s around your hotel…cheers…

Thanks for all your help, have tickets in Sec. F and room at Fairfield Inn and Suites. Bring on the Grey Cup. Hope my team will be coming with me!

…your gf will be pleased with both those choices, good job…your hotel is about a ten minute walk from Stampede Park and two blocks from LRT and in close proximity to lots of bars and restaurants…can’t really get more central than where you are…