Saskatchewan to bid for 2020 Grey Cup

Saskatchewan to bid for 2020 Grey Cup

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced that they are bidding to host the 2020 Grey Cup. Team president and CEO Craig Reynolds announced the intention to bid for the 2020 Grey Cup on the radio in Regina earlier this week.

Over on 3downnation he is quoted as saying, “We’ve been working on this for a while. We’ve been wondering when the right time is for the Riders to bid for the Grey Cup and showcase Mosaic Stadium to Canada and the world.” https://3downnation.com/2018/10/01/roughriders-bid-2020-grey-cup-reynolds/

They are hoping to tie the game into celebrating the team’s 110th anniversary.  If they succeed this would be the 4th time Saskatchewan has hosted the game. They previously hosted in 1995, 2003 & 2013.

For the record, those previous games saw wins for the Baltimore Stallions, Edmonton Eskimos & the Roughriders themselves. Each game saw a good attendance, and you have to think that there would be a good turnout once more.

It’s not known yet which other teams may bid to host the 2020 Grey Cup. Edmonton and Calgary will host the 2018 and 2019 Grey Cups. This would mean if this bid succeeded then we would see a third consecutive championship in western Canada.

Perhaps an eastern based bid would have some advantage because of that. Saskatchewan though have a great recently built stadium and a chance to tie into an anniversary year. So it would be an interesting decision. The winning bid is expected to be announced later in the year.

 

Image from riderville.com

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