The Province of Manitoba is hoping that Winnipeg can be the host city for the CFL’s 2020 season. The CFL is looking for a single city to host the 2020 season in its entirety. Similar to the NHL and NBA, players will enter a ‘bubble’ situation where they wont be able to leave once the season has started.
They province expects a direct return of almost $5-million on their investment which will benefit the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sectors.
Manitoba will be competing with Saskatchewan who announced a $3-million bid to attract the CFL to Regina.
The 2020 season is expected to last 15 weeks and consist of 60-games. Funds from the province will go towards food, accommodations, practice field rentals, group transportation and other event-specific expenses.
Fans most likely won’t be allowed into IG Field for any games if Winnipeg becomes the host city.