The 95th Grey Cup
was held in Toronto
at the Rogers Centre
on November 25, 2007. The Grey Cup
, first awarded in 1909, is the championship game of the Canadian Football League
. It was played between the Saskatchewan Roughriders
and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
, with the Roughriders winning 23-19. It was the first Grey Cup meeting between the two teams, and was also the first time any Labour Day Classic
matchup has been played in the Grey Cup.
The 95th Grey Cup was the 46th Grey Cup
hosted by Toronto since the championship's inception in 1909 and the first it has hosted since 1992. SkyDome/Rogers Centre previously hosted the 77th Grey Cup
in 1989 and the 80th Grey Cup
in 1992. The game was announced as a sellout on November 19, 2007.
The game was viewed by approximately 3.337 million viewers on CBC television, up from 3.202 million the previous year.
Grey Cup Festivities
The Grey Cup festivities began with a four-day festival that had over 50 events at several venues in downtown Toronto including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
, and the CN Tower
. The festival area was bounded by Spadina Avenue
east to Bay Street
and from Nathan Phillips Square
south to Lake Ontario
On the weekend of the Grey Cup, there was a "Celebration of Football" with games hosted at the Rogers Centre at amateur, high school, and university level, including the 43rd......