48th Vanier Cup to set attendance record

TORONTO (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in partnership with MRX and the 100th Grey Cup festival, proudly announced on Thursday afternoon that a record number of fans have secured tickets for the 48th Vanier Cup championship at Rogers Centre.

Over 33,000 tickets have been confirmed for Friday’s much-anticipated rematch of last year’s CIS football final between the McMaster University Marauders and Laval University Rouge et Or.

The previous attendance record had stood since 1989, when 32 847 spectators were on hand for the first-ever Vanier Cup staged at Rogers Centre (then SkyDome). Due to overwhelming demand, Vanier Cup organizers had announced on Tuesday they were opening the East side of the 500 level.

Fans can still purchase tickets.

Kickoff for the 48th Vanier Cup is set for 7:30 p.m., live on TSN and RDS. Pre-game coverage on TSN starts at 7 p.m.

TOP 10 VANIER CUP ATTENDANCES

1989 Western 35 , Saskatchewan 10 (32,847 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
1991 Laurier 25, Mt. Allison 18 (30,191 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
1995 Calgary 54 Western 24 (29,178 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
1994 Western 50, Saskatchewan 40 OT (28,652 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
1992 Queen’s 31, Saint Mary’s 0 (28,645 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
1990 Saskatchewan 24, Saint Mary’s 21 (26,846 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
2007 Manitoba 28, Saint Mary’s 14 (26,787 - Rogers Centre, Toronto)
2011 McMaster 41, Laval 38 OT (24,935 - BC Place Stadium, Vancouver)
1974 Western 19, Toronto 15 (24,777 - CNE Stadium, Toronto)
1976 Western 29, Acadia 13 (20,300 - Varsity Stadium, Toronto)

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