Grey Cup days away, but tickets remain unsold

Toronto hosts the Canadian Football League Grey Cup final Sunday

The Grey Cup arrived on Tuesday at Exhibition Place in Toronto, where BMO Field will host the 104th Canadian Football League Grey Cup.

But with only five days left until the big game, thousands of tickets remain unsold.

Ticket prices have been lowered this year. Tickets start as low as $89 and thousands more are available for less than $150, according to the Toronto Argonauts website.

The number of seats at BMO Field were expanded to 30,000 seats for the game.

CFL commissionerJeffrey Orridge is still confident there will be a packed stadium come kickoff time.

“Now that the two teams have been decided, tickets are really beginning to soar,” Orridge said on Tuesday.

The last time Toronto hosted the Grey Cup was in 2012. The Argonauts hoisted the Grey Cup at the Rogers Centre, creating great excitement in the city. But with uncertainties of this year’s attendance and BMO Field as the new host, Torontonians are sounding off on Twitter.

But Mayor John Tory also isn’t worried about this year’s CFL final, believing new history will be made this weekend.

“Great history happened here and great history will happen here again,” Mayor Tory said during the press conference at Exhibition Place. “To the people in Hamilton, and London, and in Ottawa, and in Toronto — come down and enjoy the fun.”

The Ottawa Redblacks will take on the Calgary Stampede, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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Posted: Nov 21 2016 8:54 pm
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