All 55,819 tickets are sold for the 2018 Grey Cup, presented by Shaw, between the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa RedBlacks, which takes place today at 4 p.m. MT (6 p.m. ET).
"This is a situation where words cannot express how we feel," said Edmonton Eskimos President and CEO and 2018 Grey Cup Co-Chair Len Rhodes. "Edmonton and the entire nation have set a new standard of how to celebrate the Grey Cup together."
The Grey Cup Festival, which began Wednesday, has hosted the nation with the warm and welcoming hospitality Edmontonians are so well-known for. It is estimated the 500,000 CFL fans from coast to coast to coast taking in the big game, festival, awards and other fantastic events will bring an economic boom of approximately $80 million to the local economy by the end of the festivities.
The 2018 Grey Cup Festival, presented by Shaw, wraps up on November 25 with the final whistle in the championship game and the crowning of the 106th Grey Cup Champions.