The 105th Grey Cup will be held at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, reports Inside Toronto via The Canadian Press. The CFL championship game will also coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
“I think it’s a perfect confluence of circumstances,” said Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge in an announcement. “We’re celebrating 150 years of the nation coming together. It’s the 105th Grey Cup, it’s a great stadium, great environment, great ownership group, and certainly the fan base is incredible. All those things came together to make it the perfect choice for 2017.”
Jeff Hunt, the president of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, said the plan is to add about 10,000 addition seats at TD Place for the game, bringing the capacity to around 35,000.
The last time Ottawa hosted the Grey Cup was 2004, when TD Place was known as Frank Clair Stadium and the Ottawa Redblacks were known as the Renegades. Toronto is set to host the 2016 Grey Cup at BMO Field.
August 4, 2016