June 9, 2014 2:35 pm

Bombers to test out new transit plan during Monday’s exhibition game

Buses and football fans lined up at the University of Manitoba during the first game at Investors Group Field on June 27, 2014

Global News

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.

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