The party in Alberta will continue for two years as the province’s capital will host the Canadian Football League’s biggest game of the season in 2010.
Calgary is already slated to host this year’s Grey Cup and it’s the first time ever that two back-to-back Grey Cup games have ever been held in Alberta.
“We’re happy we have two back-to-backs,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon who made the worst kept secret official at a press conference yesterday at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.
“I think it creates a great rivalry.”
Cahoon says Edmonton has been home to the fifth, sixth and seventh most attended Grey Cup games in the league and it’s already been given full support from Premier Ed Stelmach.
“At a time where Canada may be going through some difficulty, the Canadian Football League is the ambassador,” said Stelmach during the conference.
“It’s the glue that keeps this country together.”