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Tailgate traditions carry on at Investors Group Field

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Tailgating returned Sunday at Investors Group Field, as both Bomber and Rider fans ate and drank together before a 25-13 victory for Winnipeg in the 'Banjo Bowl.'

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Tailgating returned Sunday at Investors Group Field, as both Bomber and Rider fans ate and drank together before a 25-13 victory for Winnipeg in the 'Banjo Bowl.' Photo Store

Tailgating is a football tradition and rite of passage which hadn’t yet been seen officially at Bombers games at Investors Group Field.

But all that changed this past Sunday.

On Sept. 8, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosted the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Banjo Bowl. In a surprise upset, the Bombers won 25-13 over the Roughriders. The fans won too, with new tailgating zones providing ample opportunity to have a great time on game day.

Darren Cameron, communications director for the Bombers, confirmed the tailgate celebrations seen on Sunday will be in effect for the rest of the season.

For those who didn’t make it out, there were two tailgate zones — one for families and one for fans 18 and over.

"A football game at Investors Group Field is more than just about the football and we want everyone to come enjoy the pre-game party," said Wade Miller, Bombers acting CEO. "With specific zones designated for families and those that are of legal drinking age, we believe we have every Blue Bomber fan covered."

The parties will take place on the plaza, located at the southeast corner of the stadium, and include feature food trucks from across the city, music, and a beer garden.

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