Ottawa to host 2017 Grey Cup at TD Place Stadium
OTTAWA — The 2017 Grey Cup will take place in Ottawa.
Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge made the announcement prior to Sunday night’s matchup between the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts.
The 105th Grey Cup will coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and take place on November 26.
“The Grey Cup game and festival are iconic national events that provide a tremendous boost to the local economy, but more than that, they bring our nation together,” Ottawa mayor Jim Watson said in a release.
A pre-game video montage featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hon. Catherine McKenna. The video led into an on-field ceremony at TD Place Stadium where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police handed the Grey Cup off to former Ottawa Rough Riders member Tony Gabriel, who hoisted the trophy to mid-field.
By The Canadian Press