August 30, 2015


Record: 3–6–0

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Bombers fans see field first-hand

Hey, there are fans all over the football field.

Oh, wait, they’re allowed to do that this year.

The Bombers’ bosses might want to hang around and watch --- there’s a lot of Canadian talent loose on that field right now.

About 400 fans scattered around Investors Group Field hung around 20 minutes after the final whistle to take up the Blue Bombers’ offer to allow spectators to check out the field first-hand.

They tossed, and occasionally caught, mini footballs. The kids sprinted around while the parents, somewhat less energetically, took endless photos --- has the Twitterverse exploded yet with all the family pictures and selfies?

There’ll be some serious rug burns from all the sliding.

Hardly anyone left early tonight --- on the other hand, attendance was well short of capacity at 24,872, and the park cleared quickly. 

Music pounded throughout the stadium, part of CEO Wade Miller’s strategy to enliven the fan experience and alleviate some of the post-game traffic woes of last year. Some concessions are staying open after the game. 

Two fans unclear on the concept ran onto the field during the fourth quarter, but surrendered to security in a docile fashion and exited the grounds without further incident.

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Updated on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM CDT: Fixed typo

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