A new record for season ticket sales has been reached, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have now sold 18,800 tickets for the 2011 season.
The previous record, marked by sales for the 2008 season after a Grey Cup appearance, was 18,642.
“What an exciting day for the Football Club and Bomber fans everywhere,” Blue Bomber President Jim Bell said in a release. “To be a record high in season ticket sales is a testament to not only football fans in our province, but sports fans in general who have ignited this city with pride over the last few weeks.”
With the ticket frenzy that ensued this past weekend for NHL season tickets to the unnamed Winnipeg team, some sports analysts felt it may have had a negative impact on the Bombers’ sales, but that didn’t ring true.
Fans have until June 23 to make their season ticket purchase.