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Blue Bombers Urge Fans to Take Precautions Under Heat Warning

August 10, 2018 10:49 AM | Sports

Investors Group Field

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With a lingering heat warning heading into this weekend and temperatures expected to soar above 30°C, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers want fans attending Friday night’s game to take some precautions.

The football club reminds fans to drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

The Bombers also suggest to…

  • Monitor symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, or fainting.
  • Wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothing along with sunscreen.

Fans can bring in sealed bottled water up to 1 litre or empty water bottles into the stadium. Additional water refill stations have also been set up. Alternatively, Bottled Aquafina water has been reduced to $3.00 for every game going forward, the club says.

The Manitoba government issued an extended heat advisory earlier this week. Smoke from forest fires in B.C. and Alberta is also creating for hazy conditions in southern Manitoba.

Daytime high temperatures of 32 degrees or hotter are expected for Friday, Saturday, and likely Sunday. Environment Canada says temperatures will moderate slightly for Monday.

The Bombers host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation game at Investors Group Field. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.