Blue Bombers Bring in $7.1M from Grey Cup, Festivities

Blue Bombers Bring in $7.1M from Grey Cup, Festivities

Grey Cup Arrival
Mounties carry the CFL Grey Cup trophy to the steps of the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made $7.1 million in net profits from hosting the 103rd Grey Cup game and festival last November.

President and CEO Wade Miller said the earnings were aligned with the football club’s original projected targets.

The Bombers brought in $3.2 million when they hosted the 94th Grey Cup game and festivities in 2006.

Of the generated revenue, $1.5 million has already been paid to Triple B Stadium Inc. for stadium improvements to Investors Group Field.

The Bombers begin their 2016 regular season on Thursday, June 24, against the Montreal Alouettes.