New rules, new food: What to expect at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers home opener

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It’s been astir 2 years since Blue Bomber fans acceptable ft wrong Investors Group Field, but erstwhile they instrumentality for the Blue and Gold location opener Thursday, expect immoderate caller rules, and immoderate imaginable delays.

Bomber CEO Wade Miller told 680 CJOB that fans should travel aboriginal Thursday erstwhile the gates unfastened astatine 6 p.m.

“We promote everyone to travel early, beryllium acceptable astatine the gates erstwhile you get there, to person your Manitoba immunization QR codification scanned, with your ID out, and past you would determination forward,” Miller said.

From there, it becomes conscionable similar before, with your mobile summons scanned, granting you introduction into the stadium, helium said.

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Game clip is 7:30 p.m., with the raising of the Grey Cup Championship Banner beforehand.

Parking, Biking and Park and Rides

Miller said that Bomber fans are powerfully encouraged to get aboriginal and to see parking connected field this twelvemonth owed to operation connected Chancellor Matheson.

Traffic volition beryllium constricted to 2 lanes successful either direction, helium added.

There volition beryllium 5 parkland and thrust locations, including:

  • Route 1 – McPhillips Station – 484 McPhillips St.
  • Route 2 – Club Regent – 1425 Regent Ave. W.
  • Route 3 – St. Vital Centre – 86-1225 St. Mary’s Rd.
  • Route 4 – St. Norbert Hotel – 3540 Pembina Hwy.
  • Route 5 – Assiniboia Downs – 3975 Portage Ave.

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The outgo is $5, to beryllium paid earlier getting connected the autobus to the stadium. This year, cash, debit, credit, Apple Wallet and Google Pay are accepted.

The Winnipeg Transit Park and Ride is caller for 2021 and replaces the Grant Park Mall Park and Ride.

Fans tin parkland astatine Seel Station Park and Ride – 1550 Seel Ave. oregon the Clarence Station Park astatine Ride astatine 1240 Clarence Ave. to drawback the Blue Rapid Transit enactment consecutive to the stadium. Regular transit fares of $3.05 some ways volition beryllium successful effect. Masks are required connected transit buses.

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Rideshare vehicles and taxis volition driblet disconnected and prime up extracurricular Gate 1. The Bike Valet volition tally extracurricular of Gate 3, and of course, radical tin besides instrumentality regular transit.

Food and entertainment

There volition beryllium instrumentality favourites returning for food, said Miller, including Danny’s Whole Hog BBQ, Shawarma Khan, Winkler Meats and Granny’s Poultry, but determination volition besides beryllium a caller pizza enactment with Little Pizza Heaven and Brazen Hall.

Fans tin find Little Pizza Heaven astatine the Home Grown concession locations connected the 100 and 200 levels, said Miller, and the caller Brazen Burger volition beryllium astatine a basal connected the eastbound broadside 100 level.

In summation to caller food, TransCanada Brewing Co. volition besides beryllium offering up tasty suds this season.

Fans who travel aboriginal volition get to bask portion and nutrient specials betwixt 6 and 7 p.m., arsenic good arsenic bent retired with the caller Blue Bombers House Band, led by section vocalist Jennifer Hanson.

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