2009 Grey Cup Festival

2009 Grey Cup Festival

August 07, 2009 13:05 ET

Less Than 1000 Tickets Remain for the 97th Grey Cup Championship Game

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2009) - The 2009 Grey Cup Festival and the Calgary Stampeder Football Club are pleased to announce that ticket sales to the 97th Grey Cup Championship game held in Calgary, AB have been selling at a frantic pace with only less than 1000 tickets remaining.

President of the Calgary Stampeders Scott Ackles said: "Because of the overwhelming response from Calgary Stampeder season ticket holders and the general public ticket sale campaign, there are less than 1000 tickets remaining to the Grey Cup Championship game and we anticipate them selling out very quickly. We want to break the record for the fastest Grey Cup Championship sell out in history and that continues to be our goal, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon to avoid disappointment".

Calgary Stampeders season ticket holders were given the first opportunity to purchase Grey Cup Championship game tickets, which is why ticket sales are so far along. This season ticket holder campaign was extremely successful with 30,000 tickets being sold.

Planning for the 2009 Grey Cup Championship is well underway and tickets were expected to sell very quickly after they went on sale to the public on May 30th.

"The 2009 Grey Cup Festival will also have some major announcements coming soon regarding the acts booked for the 2009 Grey Cup half time show and other Grey Cup Festival related programming and concerts surrounding the week-long festival including on sale ticket dates for these events," said Greg Albrecht, President of the 2009 Grey Cup Festival.

Calgary last hosted the CFL championship on November 26, 2000 when the B.C. Lions defeated the Montreal Alouettes. The 1975 and 1993 Grey Cup Championships were also contested at McMahon Stadium.

The Grey Cup is Canada's largest professional sporting event. A celebration of sport and culture, the Grey Cup is uniquely Canadian and has a storied history and deep traditions. The 2009 Grey Cup Festival, "Canada's Game Calgary's Party", will be distinctly Canadian and showcase Calgary's famous western hospitality. For more information log onto www.2009greycupfestival.com. To purchase tickets to the 97th Grey Cup Championship visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 403-777-0633.

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