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Grey Cup to return to Calgary in 2009

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The Canadian Press
4/22/2008 6:21:55 PM
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CALGARY - It seems the Grey Cup game is heading back to Western Canada.

On Wednesday, CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will be in Calgary where it's expected he will announce that 2009 Grey Cup will be played at McMahon Stadium.

Joining Cohon at the news conference will be Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier, Stampeders managing partner Ted Hellard and club president Scott Ackles.

Calgary last hosted the Grey Cup in 2000 when the B.C. Lions edged the Montreal Alouettes 28-26.

The announcement would mark the first time in three years that the CFL's championship game was held in Western Canada. Last year's contest was held at Toronto's Rogers Centre while this year's game will be played in Montreal.

In 2006, Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup at Canad Inns Stadium as the B.C. Lions defeated the Montreal Alouettes 25-14.

While the news conference Wednesday will officially signify the '09 Grey Cup going to Calgary, it's not overly surprising. Talk as far back as last summer had the Stampeders being the host team for the game.

Riders Celebrate Grey Cup (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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