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Welcome to Winnipeg: home of the 103rd Grey Cup

WATCH ABOVE: Wednesday, the Edmonton Eskimos got to work, preparing for their first Grey Cup appearance in a decade. Kevin Karius reports.

There is a definite buzz in Winnipeg as we get closer to Grey Cup Sunday.

We’re starting to see fans showing off their team colours, and it’s a never-ending parade of passionate supporters streaming through Winnipeg’s international airport.

Shortly after arriving, we went over to Investors Group Field where the Eskimos took to the field for their first practice of the week.

The players seemed pretty excited and loose as they tossed the ball around in the opening few minutes of practice, despite a cool winter breeze flowing through the stadium.

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Global Edmonton’s Kevin Karius caught up with a few players after practice and there’s no doubt there’s a feeling of confidence within the Green and Gold locker room.

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Watch below: Kevin Karius goes one-on-one with Kenny Stafford

And how about Investors Group Field; it’s easy to see why it’s one of the elite stadiums in the Canadian Football League.

It has a unique design and you can only imagine the atmosphere come Sunday night when the Grey Cup kicks off.

Investors Group Field in Winnipeg Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.
Investors Group Field in Winnipeg Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Kevin Jesus, Global News

While we were busy at Eskimos practice, Global Edmonton’s Fletcher Kent was down at the Manitoba Legislature where the Grey Cup arrived via helicopter in a special ceremony.

Watch below: The Grey Cup arrives in Winnipeg

The party is expected to heat up on Thursday, as fans will flock to Grey Cup staples like the Spirit of Edmonton room and Riderville.