Winnipeg Blue Bombers ask fans to head to game early
WINNIPEG – With only single tickets available and construction putting a chokehold on Pembina Highway, the Blue Bombers are asking fans to leave early for Thursday’s game.
The game against the archrival Saskatchewan Roughriders is close to selling out as the Winnipeg team rides a wave of popularity on the strength of a 5-1 start to the CFL season.
The Bombers want to remind fans that due to city construction on Pembina Highway, fans are encouraged to arrive early to tonight’s game.
— Wpg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) August 7, 2014
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. but a tailgating party starts at 5 p.m., an email to media said.
Construction has narrowed Pembina Highway to one lane from Bishop Grandin to Markham Road, just north of Bison Drive.
This is the Bombers’ first full house of the season at Investors Group Stadium as fans regroup following a disastrous season last year in which they won only three games.
If the Bombers win Thursday, it will be the first time they’ve been 6-1 since 2011, when the team made the Grey Cup final.
Investors Group Field was plagued by parking and traffic problems during its first year of operation in 2013.
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