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Bomber season opener pre-game, June 27, 2013

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Bomber fans walked, biked, drove and took the bus to get to Investors Group Field for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' season opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday, June 27.

  • A Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan gets a string of blue beads on the way in to Investors Group Field.

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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.

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    Colby Wieby, 4, gets a temporary tattoo outside Investors Group Field.

  • Winnipeggers arrive  at Investors Group Field in droves.

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    Winnipeggers arrive at Investors Group Field in droves.

  • Families and friends gather outside of Investors Group Field.

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    Families and friends gather outside of Investors Group Field.

  • There was loads of entertainment for Winnipeggers outside Investors Group Field.

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    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.

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    (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.

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    Winnipeggers Terry Crawford biked with son Aiden to Investors Group Field.

  • Winnipeggers enter the gates at Investors Group Field.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    A miniature airplane buzzes on the turf before kickoff at Investors Group Field.

  • A C-130 Hercules aircraft flies over Investors Group Field.

    JESSICA BURTNICK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    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.

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    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.

    Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free 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.

  • A Canadian Forces C130 Hercules does a fly-by during Oh Canada.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Fans get ready to watch the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' regular-season opener against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday night.

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