Blue Bombers neither confirm nor deny bid to host NFL pre-season game

Blue Bomber fans are gearing up for another season at Investors Group Field. Global News

They didn’t say yes, but they didn’t say no either — the Winnipeg Blue Bombers offered a very vague response to rumours they are bidding to host an NFL exhibition game.

The spectacle would take place in mid-August during week three of the pre-season schedule.

In a released statement, the Blue Bombers said “the Winnipeg Football Club is always exploring opportunities to host events at Investors Group Field. At this time the Club has no further comment.”

The Blue Bombers and Investors Group Field hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup games in 2015, as well as major entertainment events like Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and AC/DC concerts.

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The Edmonton Eskimos, who are also reportedly bidding to host that game, play on the road in Toronto August 16. There had been reports earlier this month that a game involving the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders was in the works for Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

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The Blue Bombers have CFL regular season home games scheduled for August 8 and 15 versus Calgary and B.C.

Valour FC of the Canadian Premiere Soccer League will also be playing at home August 17, 22nd, and 28.

The CFL field and goalposts would also have to be converted to NFL dimensions.

Previous National Football League exhibition and regular season games have been played ‘north of the 49th’ in Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton, and Halifax. The 2019 NFL Preseason schedule is expected to be release sometime next month.


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