By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Football Club announced several changes on Monday to the way game day will operate this season at Canad Inns Stadium
A number of new food concessions have been added, including the Salisbury House to the upper concourses as well as a mobile location in the west parking lot. Pizza Hotline has also added two locations outside the main concourse.
Entertainment will be provided before fans even enter the stadium, as CJOB’s Bob Irving will broadcast the pre-game show from outside the stadium before game time. Season ticket holders will be granted entry an hour and a half early into the facility through gates 1 and 5 by showing their “Season Ticket Lanyards” to event staff.
The Football Club is also working with police and the MLCC to provide a better experience for all fans this season. An increased police presence will be visible at all games and within parking lots to ensure no liquor is being brought into the stadium. In addition, a “no re-entry” policy has been put into place so fans will no longer be allowed to exit the facility once they have been scanned in.
Fans wanting to enter through Gate 8 this season will have to find an alternative entrance, as the stadium has closed this access point in the south end zone to be used for storage for the upcoming summer concerts being held at the facility.
Blue Bomber training camp begins Sunday, June 6 and all practices will be open to the public.