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Bombers promise more excitement in 2007

May 16, 2007 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers News Release

WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg Blue Bomber home games promise to be even more entertaining in 2007 with more live pre-game entertainment, more celebrations and more in-game promotions.

The football club announced today that a series of Pre-Game Parties will be held in the south end of Canad Inns Stadium prior to Blue Bomber home games this season. These pre-game parties will feature entertainment for football fans of all ages including a series of live concerts on July 5 (vs Montreal), July 27 (vs Hamilton), Aug. 24 (vs Toronto) and Sept. 9 (vs Saskatchewan). Fans attending the Pre-Game parties can access Canad Inns Stadium 90 minutes prior to each home game through the South Gate on Maroons Road.

Football fans will also be treated to sounds of a number of other local acts throughout the East and West concourses during every Bomber home game in '07.

The Blue Bombers will hit the field for the first time in 2007 on Thursday, June 14 when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 7 p.m. at Canad Inns Stadium. The Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame Game will feature a tribute to former Bomber head coach Mike Riley, who helped lead the team to a pair of Grey Cup championships in 1988 and 1990. Riley will also be the guest of honour at the 2007 Legacy Dinner, to be held Wednesday, June 13 at Canad Inns-Polo Park, when he will be inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.

The excitement won't stop there, though. The Blue Bomber will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. as part of Banjo Bowl Weekend. In addition to the two archrivals meeting up in a sequel to their Labour Day Classic match-up, a series of concerts and special events are planned including a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 when fans will have a chance to meet their favourite Bomber players and coaches.

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the football club will host a special salute to the Manitoba aboriginal community during halftime of the team's contest with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. There will be several other special theme nights throughout the season including a tribute to the 1958 and '62 Grey Cup champion Bomber teams during the Oct. 19 game versus the Calgary Stampeders and a salute to the Canadian Forces during the Bombers' Nov. 2 game with the Montreal Alouettes.

Canad Inns will also be the place to be this season to witness Bomber history in the making. Receiver Milt Stegall needs just two more touchdowns to establish a new CFL record for career touchdowns while running back Charles Roberts is just over 700 yards away from setting a team record for career rushing yardage.

There is no better time than now to purchase your 2007 season tickets. And ordering season tickets has never been easier. Fans can now purchase season tickets on-line by visiting the team's official website and clicking on the 2007 Season Tickets panel on the main page. Season tickets can also be ordered visiting the Bomber Ticket Office at Canad Inns Stadium or by calling (204) 784-7448.

Getting to the game has never been easier either. Bomber fans can ride Winnipeg Transit free of charge to and from every home game by simply by showing their ticket stub as part of the Bomber Fan Fare program. The Park and Ride program is in effect two hours before and after each Bomber home game. More details will soon be available at the official website of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at www.bluebombers.com.


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