MONTREAL – Canada’s Premier College Football Championship, the Vanier Cup, is coming to Montreal this fall.
On November 29, the historic 50th Vanier Cup will be held at the Percival-Molson Stadium, the home of the Alouettes.
It’s the first time the Canadian Inter-University Sport (CIS) Football Championship game will be held here.
“I truly believe this is an amazing bridge to make all the people smile again and be proud and don’t ask ourselves about who we are,” said Mayor Denis Coderre.
“We will be great Montrealers, great fans, great football fans. I think that’s also an amazing opportunity.”
The Montreal Alouettes will be in charge of hosting the game.
They’ll also be in charge of ticket sales and game-day operations.
“University football has been growing in this province at an unbelievable rate in the last 15 to 20 years,” said Mark Weightman, the CEO of the Montreal Alouettes.
“With all the success our Quebec-based teams have been having, what better way to celebrate football than to have the CIS championship in our yard?”
The Laval Rouge et Or has won the cup for the last two years.