Grey Cup sells out 4 months early

The 2013 Grey Cup is a sellout.

The Canadian Football League and Grey Cup organizers made the announcement Wednesday, more than four months before the game is scheduled to be played.

This year’s CFL championship game will be played Nov. 24 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

The remaining 5,000 seats were sold following a 101-hour lottery.

“The response from Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket holders and CFL fans across the country has been amazing,” Roughriders president/CEO Jim Hopson said in a statement. “Hosting the 101st Grey Cup Championship Game and Festival gives the province an amazing opportunity to showcase Saskatchewan to the entire nation.”

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said the fact the Grey Cup has sold out months in advance in recent years is “a testament to its importance to Canadians, the passion of our fans, and the strength of the modern Canadian Football League.”

“Our season, now fully underway, is really the road to the Grey Cup,” he added. “And we know this year’s journey for CFL teams will culminate with an amazing celebration in a province that truly loves our game and our country and the bond between them.”

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