Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Team logo
Founded1930
Based inWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Home fieldOsborne Stadium (1935–1952)
Canad Inns Stadium (1953–2012)
IG Field (2013–present)
Head coachMike O'Shea
General managerKyle Walters
Team presidentWade Miller
LeagueCanadian Football League
DivisionWest Division
ColoursRoyal blue, gold, white[1][2][3]
              
Nickname(s)Bombers, Blue and Gold, Big Blue, True Blue
Mascot(s)Buzz and Boomer
Grey Cup wins11 (1935, 1939, 1941, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1984, 1988, 1990, www.bluebombers.com
Current uniform
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Current sports event2020 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Officially the Winnipeg Football Club) are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are currently members of the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They play their home games at IG Field after many years of playing at the since demolished Canad Inns Stadium.[4]

The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Football Club, which has always been the organization's legal name. Unlike most other professional teams in the four most popular North American team sports (but much more common in soccer, especially in Europe) the official legal name Winnipeg Football Club continues to see significant everyday use alongside its nickname, particularly in local media and especially when reporting on the club's business affairs. Another unique aspect to the club compared to other North American professional sports teams (but also more common in Europe) is that it is organized as a corporation without share capital, meaning no one person or entity "owns" the team - while there are two other "community-owned" non-profit professional football teams in the CFL and one in the NFL, unlike the Winnipeg Football Club they all have shareholders.

Since their establishment, the Blue Bombers have won the league's Grey Cup championship 11 times, most recently in 2019 when they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–12 in the 107th Grey Cup. The team holds the record for most Grey Cup appearances of any team (25) and were the first club not located in Ontario or Quebec to win a championship.[5]

Team facts

Winnipeg Blue Bombers wordmark 2005–2015
Founded: 1930
Formerly known as: Winnipegs 1930–1935
Helmet design: Gold background, with a white "W" and blue trim
Uniform colours: Blue, gold with white accents
Past uniform colours: Green and white 1930 to 1932
Nicknames: Bombers, Blue and Gold, Big Blue
Mascots: Buzz and Boomer
Fight Song: "Bombers Victory March" Credited to T.H Guild & J. Guild
Stadium: Osborne Stadium (1935–1952), Canad Inns Stadium (1953–2012, known as Winnipeg Stadium prior to 2000), IG Field (2013–present, known as Investors Group Field from 2013–19)
Local radio: 680 CJOB
Main rivals: Saskatchewan Roughriders (see Labour Day Classic and Banjo Bowl), Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team they have played on numerous occasions for the Grey Cup, Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, and other prairie city teams the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders.
Western Division 1st place: 14—1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972
East Division 1st Place: 7—1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2011
Western Division championships: 18—1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1984, 2019
Eastern Division championships: 7 — 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2007, 2011
Grey Cup Championships: 11—1935, 1939, 1941, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1984, 1988, 1990, 2019
Division history: Western Football Conference (1961–1980), West Division (1981-1986), East Division (1987–1994), North Division (1995), West Division (1996), East Division (1997–2001), West Division (2002–2005), East Division (2006–2013), West Division (2014–present)
2019 regular season record: 11 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties