November 20, 2012, TORONTO, Ontario – The 48th Vanier Cup, to be held on Friday, November 23 during the historic 100th Grey Cup Festival in a joint partnership between MRX, the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the 100th Grey Cup Festival, will be an epic rematch between last year’s champions, the McMaster Marauders, and Laval’s Rouge et Or. Tickets are in high demand and sales are closing in on 30,000, quickly approaching the all-time Vanier Cup attendance record of 32,847, set back in 1989 in Toronto!
With the nail-biting finish of last year’s match between these two teams, which was played in Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium in front of 25,000 supporters, demand is so great that organizers are opening the East side of the 500 level with a special $40 ticket. These tickets are on-sale TODAY at www.ticketmaster.ca.
The best teams in Canadian University football will go head-to-head this Friday at Rogers Centre in Toronto with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Future CFL prospects will battle it out in front of an electric crowd that has already surpassed the 2007 Toronto attendance numbers of 26,787 fans, which was the largest Vanier Cup crowd since 1995.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, 11,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 54 universities and four regional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca or follow us on:
About the 100th Grey Cup Festival
The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an “Invitation to Our Nation”, uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, galas and player awards to a football film festival and family fun zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Yonge Dundas Square. Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that befits this iconic Canadian game. To learn more about the 100th Grey Cup Festival, please visit the official website at www.100thgreycupfestival.ca.