The Hamilton Tiger Cats will face off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the 107th Grey Cup championship in Calgary this weekend at the McMahon Stadium.
Snow greeted both teams when they arrived in Calgary Tuesday. The forecast for Sunday’s game calls for sun and above zero temperatures.
Calgary is the Grey Cup host city a decade after the Montreal Alouettes edged the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27 in the 97th Grey Cup in 2009.
Hamilton claimed its last Grey Cup in 1999 and Winnipeg won it in 1990. No other CFL teams have gone that long without a title, CBC reports.
Both the Ticats and Bombers are striving for their first title in the 21st century.
The Ti-Cats posted the league’s best regular-season record 15-3, topping the East Division. The bombers finished third in the West Division 11-7.
The 2019 Grey Cup winner will feature a fifth different winner in the last five years.
Sporting News reports the national anthem will be performed by the Calgary Stampede Show-band and a young guest vocalist.
Country superstar Keith Urban will headline the halftime show which is scheduled to take place around 8:15 p.m. EST.
Sporting News saysUrban joins the likes of Blue Rodeo, The Guess Who, Shania Twain, and Lenny Kravitz, who have also headlined the event.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. EST.