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A Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan gets a string of blue beads on the way in to Investors Group Field.
Colby Wieby, 4, gets a temporary tattoo outside Investors Group Field.
Winnipeggers arrive  at Investors Group Field in droves.
Families and friends gather outside of Investors Group Field.
There was loads of entertainment for Winnipeggers outside Investors Group Field.
(Right) Bike valet Bill Newman takes care of fans' bikes as Winnipeggers arrive at Investors Group Field.
Winnipeggers Terry Crawford biked with son Aiden to Investors Group Field.
Winnipeggers enter the gates at Investors Group Field.
Bomber fans make some last-minute purchases at the Bomber Store at Investors Group Field before the game starts.
Fans twirl white towels to welcome the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the season opener.
A miniature airplane buzzes on the turf before kickoff at Investors Group Field.
A C-130 Hercules aircraft flies over Investors Group Field.
Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Milt Stegall gets the handoff from Ken Ploen in the pre-game ceremony.
Former Blue Bomber great Milt Stegall runs through a gold ribbon after catching a pass from Matt Dunigan to officially open the Investors Group Field and the CFL regular season Thursday night.
A Canadian Forces C130 Hercules does a fly-by during Oh Canada.
Bomber fans stream in to the new stadium before the regular-season home opener against the Montreal Alouettes.
Investors Group field is seen from the air prior to kickoff.
Another view of Investors Group Field from the air prior to kickoff Thursday night.
Fans get ready to watch the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' regular-season opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday night.
A Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan gets a string of blue beads on the way in to Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Colby Wieby, 4, gets a temporary tattoo outside Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeggers arrive at Investors Group Field in droves. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Families and friends gather outside of Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
There was loads of entertainment for Winnipeggers outside Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
(Right) Bike valet Bill Newman takes care of fans' bikes as Winnipeggers arrive at Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeggers Terry Crawford biked with son Aiden to Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Winnipeggers enter the gates at Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bomber fans make some last-minute purchases at the Bomber Store at Investors Group Field before the game starts. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Fans twirl white towels to welcome the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the season opener. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
A miniature airplane buzzes on the turf before kickoff at Investors Group Field. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
A C-130 Hercules aircraft flies over Investors Group Field. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Milt Stegall gets the handoff from Ken Ploen in the pre-game ceremony. - John Woods / The Canadian Press
Former Blue Bomber great Milt Stegall runs through a gold ribbon after catching a pass from Matt Dunigan to officially open the Investors Group Field and the CFL regular season Thursday night. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
A Canadian Forces C130 Hercules does a fly-by during Oh Canada. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bomber fans stream in to the new stadium before the regular-season home opener against the Montreal Alouettes. - JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Investors Group field is seen from the air prior to kickoff. - Boris Minkevichh / Winnipeg Free Press
Another view of Investors Group Field from the air prior to kickoff Thursday night. - Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press
Fans get ready to watch the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' regular-season opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday night. - JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
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Updated on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:35 AM CDT: replaces photo, changes headline, adds question for discussion

6:45 AM: adds slideshow

11:55 AM: corrects typo

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