WINNIPEG – Monday marks the Winnipeg Blue Bombers first game of the year. It’s an exhibition match, a chance for coaches to see what the players are capable of. It will also be a chance for team management to see how this year’s transit plan plays out.
A proposal that would have seen the Winnipeg Football Club go 50/50 on the $1.25 million transit costs with the City was punted. So now, for the first time in a long time, fans will pay for a portion of transportation to go to a game.
Fans will be required to pay for the transit ride to the game, and the club will take care of the ride back. The Park and Ride service will be $5 per person and will start two hours before the game. Those driving to the game with more than three people in a vehicle can park on campus for $10.
There will be extra Winnipeg Transit buses on Route 161, those start 90 minutes before kickoff. The Park and Ride services start two hours before the game.