Grey Cup is officially sold out
Edmonton sets a record for fastest and earliest sellout in CFL championship history
By EDMONTON SUN STAFF
Edmonton has scored a touchdown more than five months before hosting the Grey Cup.
At 6:04 p.m. Monday night, the Eskimos announced the game is now sold out.
That sets a record for the fastest sellout in Grey Cup history — ticket sales to the general public were opened on June 1 after more than 35,000 were snapped up by Eskimo season ticket holders.
The committee also set a record for the earliest sellout of a Grey Cup game at 173 days before the contest.
“The response by Edmonton Eskimo season ticket holders and CFL fans across Canada and the United States has been fantastic,? said 2010 Grey Cup Festival Committee co-chair Rick LeLacheur in a statement.
“We are very pleased that we will have a packed stadium on November 28.?
Duane Vienneau, executive director of the 2010 Grey Cup Festival Committee, said the sellout means they can focus all their attention to the tailgate party.
“We are putting together a tailgate party at Commonwealth stadium where you can party before the game and if you don’t have game tickets you can watch the game on big screens,? he said in a statement. “The sellout allows us to focus on the tailgate party and many other activities that we are planning for the Hot to Huddle Festival.?