CFL Declares Vancouver Host City of the 2011 Grey Cup
CFL commissioner Mark Cohan announced Friday that the 2011 CFL Championship will be held in Vancouver's BC Place. This will be the third straight year that the Grey Cup will be hosted in Western Canada as this year it is going to be in Calgary and in 2010 it goes to Edmonton,
"We are proud to bring Canada's national championship to the province, but people in Vancouver and right across B.C. know the Grey Cup is much more than our biggest game," Cohon said in a statement. "It's a massive celebration of what our teams mean to our communities, what our league means to our country, and what it means to all of us to be proudly Canadian.
"So Vancouver is the perfect venue for our 99th Grey Cup. There is no better example of the strength and relevance of today's CFL than the B.C. Lions, and no one better at hosting Canadians than our friends here in beautiful British Columbia."
This will be the 14th time Vancouver has hosted the Grey Cup, the last time being in 2005 when the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 in overtime.