99th Grey Cup

The 99th Grey Cup competition will be played to decide the champion for the 2011 CFL season. It will be organized on November 27, 2011 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia B.C. Lions' owner David Braley already will confirm Vancouver as host of the Canadian Football League championship at a Friday morning news conference, according to Vancouver radio station CKNW.

99th Grey Cup 2011


Vancouver has been chosen to organize the 99th CFL Grey Cup Championship game in 2011. The game will take place at newly renovated B.C. Place Stadium. To date, Vancouver has hosted 13 Grey Cup games. The last game was take place in 2005. It will be the 99th CFL Championship game and it will be the first time it has been played here since Edmonton beat Montreal 38-35 in overtime in 2005.

The 2011 Grey Cup is the first important sporting event awarded to the city to take place following the 2010 Olympics. It will also be an opportunity for the rest of the country to see the advance to B.C. Place Stadium including the retractable roof. That game was played before a sell-out crowd of 59, 297 was watched by 4.0 million Canadians, and the weeklong Grey Cup carnival preceding the game generated an estimated $75 million in economic activity in the city. The B.C. Lions previous won the Grey Cup in 2006 and last won the Cup under the Dome in 1994.