Bombers to play entire 2012 season at Canad Inns | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced today that due to continued weather related delays in the construction progress of Investors Group Field, the team will play the entire 2012 CFL season at Canad Inns Stadium.

Investors Group Field will open its doors for the beginning of the 2013 CFL season. Blue Bombers President and CEO Garth Buchko issued the following statement:

"It is with great disappointment that we are making this announcement today, however we feel it is in the best interest of our fans, sponsors and entire organization to come to this decision. The reality is that unpredictable weather at a critical stage of construction, has made it difficult to pin down the ultimate completion date," he said.

"Endeavoring to accelerate work to overcome weather disruptions, beyond what is reasonable and safe, will only create further delays along the way, potentially compromising worker safety and the ultimate fan experience. To open Investors Group Field prior to a state of total completion would not be fair to our fans as their first experience must be a positive one."

"The citizens of our city and province have waited a long time for a new stadium and it will be well worth the wait to have it opened properly.  This decision will most importantly provide stability and certainty for our loyal and passionate fans, the football team and the entire Blue Bomber organization."

Fan Comments
als rule
sorry BUT people like to talk about quebec construction woes. well `peg welcome to the club. LOL LOL LOL
June 15, 2012 - 3:49pm
LOL its not like we have a corrupt system. It was just unrealistic to even say it will be finish this year when they only started digging last september/october.
June 16, 2012 - 12:22pm
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B+G DOESN`T EQUAL GREY: whether it`s corruption or lousy planning the fact remains the stadium not opening leaves a bitter taste in the manitoba mouths.
June 18, 2012 - 11:36am
4 on the road, then host the Edmonton Eskimos end of JULY.

Cannot wait! An exciting moment for WPG and the CFL.
June 15, 2012 - 2:27pm
als rule
another funny handle: stop stealing and find your own handle. there`s only 1 BEAST OF THE EAST & IT RESIDES IN MONTREAL. it`s not the alouettes`fault you traded swaggerville to regina. LOL LOL LOL
June 15, 2012 - 5:49pm
willis may be gone but there is plenty of swagger left. the only thing beastly about the als is their smell
June 16, 2012 - 7:33pm
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BWM: the beastly snell comes from 2 animals in manitoba the bison and the moose. LOL LOL LOL
June 18, 2012 - 11:41am