107th Grey Cup

107th Grey Cup
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Hamilton Tiger-CatsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
(15–3)(11–7)
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats336012
Winnipeg Blue Bombers8136633
DateNovember 24, 2019
StadiumMcMahon Stadium
LocationCalgary, Alberta
Most Valuable PlayerAndrew Harris
Most Valuable CanadianAndrew Harris
FavouriteTiger-Cats by 4[1]
National anthemLindsey Kelly with the Calgary Stampede Showband
Coin tossLt. Gov. Lois Mitchell
RefereeAndré Proulx[2]
Halftime showKeith Urban[3]
Attendance35,440
Broadcasters
NetworkEnglish: TSN
French: RDS
United States: ESPN2
Mexico: MVS
United Kingdom: BT Sport
AnnouncersChris Cuthbert (play-by-play)
Glen Suitor (analyst)
Sara Orlesky (sideline reporter)
Matthew Scianitti (sideline reporter)[4]
Ratings3.9 million (average)
9 million (total)[5]

The 107th Grey Cup[6] decided the champion of the 2019 season in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The match was played on November 24, 2019 between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta.[7] Winnipeg defeated Hamilton, 33–12. This was the Blue Bombers' first Grey Cup victory since 1990 (and first as a West Division team since 1984, after two victories as an Eastern team), ending one of the longest championship droughts in CFL history. Winnipeg's Andrew Harris was named both Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian of the game.

Date

On November 24, 2017, at the CFL's State of the League address, League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie stated that he explored the possibility of having the Grey Cup during the third week of October.[8] Reasons in favour of this were the weather being warmer in October as well as a potential television deal with the American-based NFL Network.[8] Reasons against would be the increased overlap of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs in May and June (since the season would also have to start one month earlier) as well as the CFL's playoffs overlapping Major League Baseball's playoffs in October.[8] It was ultimately scheduled for its usual date (fourth Sunday of November) and took place on November 24, 2019.

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