July 17, 2013 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Canadian Football League and the 101st Grey Cup Festival Committee is pleased to announce that tickets to the 101st Grey Cup Championship Game are officially sold out. The remaining tickets were sold following a 101-hour Lottery and consisted of approximately 5,000 seats. This sell-out occurs five months before the nation\'s largest annual sporting event which will take place on November 24th at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
"The response from Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket holders and CFL fans across the country has been amazing," stated Saskatchewan Roughrider President/CEO Jim Hopson. "Hosting the 101st Grey Cup Championship Game and Festival gives the province an amazing opportunity to showcase Saskatchewan to the entire nation."
"The fact that the Grey Cup game has sold out months in advance in recent years is a testament to its importance to Canadians, the passion of our fans, and the strength of the modern Canadian Football League," said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the CFL. "Our season, now fully underway, is really the road to the Grey Cup. And we know this year\'s journey for CFL teams will culminate with an amazing celebration in a province that truly loves our game and our country and the bond between them."
"We are thrilled to sell the game out this quickly and are now focusing our attention on making sure this is the greatest Grey Cup Festival the country has ever seen," stated 101st Grey Cup Festival Executive Director Neil Donnelly. "The Grey Cup, held in Saskatchewan in 1995 and 2003, have been considered two of the most successful ever and we will look upon the people of Saskatchewan to raise the bar even higher."
Tickets to a number of events taking place during Grey Cup Festival week are currently on sale through 101greycupfestival.ca.