109th Grey Cup FAQ’S

GAME TICKETS

 

ARE TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR THE GREY CUP GAME?

Tickets for the Grey Cup game went on sale to the public on June 14, 2022, and they are now almost all sold, with just a few hundred available. (Updated on August 29, 2022)

 

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? 

There are a variety of ticket price options available. Visit the tickets page for details.

 

WHY ISN’T THE STADIUM BEING EXPANDED TO 40,000 SEATS? 

Mosaic Stadium is known for its great fan experience as a social venue that allows for people to gather around the stadium, connect with people, and enjoy events. Adding more seats beyond normal capacity would take away from the social experience and cause congestion in the concourse areas. It would also create long line-ups for concessions, beverages, and washrooms. Temporary seats would not offer the comfort of the stadium’s permanent seats, and the cost would be high, which would ultimately lead to higher Grey Cup ticket prices across the stadium.

 

HOW WERE TICKET PRICES DETERMINED? 

The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club looked at the 2013 Grey Cup in historic Mosaic Stadium as a benchmark. They also consulted with previous Grey Cup hosts and reviewed their pricing strategies. There are many ticket price options so fans can enjoy the championship game.

 

 

FESTIVAL AND ENTERTAINMENT

HOW DO THE FESTIVAL TEAM PARTY PASSES WORK?

Team party passes go on sale September 6. The $99 pass ($89 for season ticket holders) covers the cost of admission to all team party rooms for each night they’re open, subject to room capacity limits. The party rooms are ages 19+. All venues have maximum capacity, and entry is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The pre-purchased team party pass does not guarantee entry, so we recommend people come early or check out another team party room if others are at capacity. Wear your team colours and enjoy the biggest part at the 2022 Grey Cup Festival!

 

WHEN WILL THE ENTERTAINMENT BE ANNOUNCED FOR FESTIVAL WEEK? 

We’re busy planning some great entertainment events, and we can’t wait to share more information with you as details are finalized. Watch the Grey Cup Festival website and @GreyCupFestival on our social channels for entertainment announcements.

 

WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE FESTIVAL? IS THERE AN APP?

Follow the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Grey Cup Festival social media channels. Information will also be updated regularly on the website.

Stay tuned for a  Grey Cup Festival app that will be available soon!

 

WHAT WILL THE ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS BE FOR THE GREY CUP FESTIVAL? 

There will be something for everyone at the 2022 Grey Cup Festival, including family activities like the SaskPower Family Fair, NexGen Street Festival and the SaskTel Digital Zone, as well as age 19+ team party rooms like Riderville. Everything – including the championship game – will be taking place at one location for the first time in CFL history, so once you arrive at REAL District, you can stay the entire day to take in all the fun.

 

WILL THERE BE A COST TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL? HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? 

There will be a number of ticketed and non-ticketed events for the Grey Cup Festival with a focus on events that will be fun for youth and young families. As in past years, there will also be paid tickets to get into certain Festival events like the team party rooms and the tailgate party. Ticket prices and the full lineup of events will be announced once details are finalized. Watch the Grey Cup Festival website and social media channels for ticketing announcements.

 

IF I HAVE A GREY CUP GAME TICKET. WILL I GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FOR FREE?

The NexGen Street Festival, SaskPower Family Fair and many other events will be free. Any ticketed events taking place during the Grey Cup Festival will require a separate ticket.

 

WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO BUY FESTIVAL TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

As we finalize details of ticketed Festival events, we’ll announce ticket buying details. Watch the Grey Cup Festival website and social media channels for ticketing announcements.

 

WILL THERE BE FESTIVAL EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN DOWNTOWN REGINA OR IN OTHER LOCATIONS? 

For the first time in Grey Cup history, all official Grey Cup Festival events will take place on one footprint, which will be convenient for attendees. We expect restaurants and other businesses will get in the spirit of the event and celebrate in their own way, but the Festival events will all take place at REAL District.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 

Putting on Canada’s biggest party will take a team of about 1,200-1,500 volunteers. . Visit the 2022 Grey Cup Festival website to register. Once you’ve registered and have paid the volunteer commitment fee, you’ll be able to choose your general role preferences. Sign-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to register early and choose your roles and shifts as soon as they become available in the volunteer system in early October.

 

CAN I CHOOSE THE TYPE OF VOLUNTEER ROLE I WANT? 

Yes, you’ll be able to select the role(s) that interest you. Sign-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to register early to select your general preferences. Once the shifts become available in the volunteer system in early October, you’ll be able to select your preferences.

 

WHAT TYPES OF ROLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR VOLUNTEERS?

Volunteer opportunities are available to suit a variety of interests and abilities. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Arrival ambassadors
  • Greeters
  • Coat check volunteers
  • Information booth representatives
  • Bar assistants
  • VIP motor pool drivers
  • Outdoor Festival ambassadors
  • Sports ambassadors
  • And more!

The full list of volunteer opportunities will be available in the volunteer system, along with the available shifts, by early October.

 

HOW MANY HOURS ARE REQUIRED OF VOLUNTEERS? 

Most volunteer shifts will be 4-5 hours long, and volunteers must commit to a minimum of four shifts.

 

DO I NEED A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK TO VOLUNTEER? 

To ensure a safe environment for guests and volunteers, a criminal record check is required for all volunteers. The process is very easy and requires a short permission form to be completed, along with verification by an authorized individual using two pieces of identification. The Grey Cup Festival Volunteer Host Organizing Committee will cover the cost of criminal record checks for volunteers who reside in Regina and Saskatoon. Those living outside of Regina and Saskatoon will need to complete a form through an RCMP detachment. Most RCMP detachments will not charge a fee for volunteer criminal record checks.

 

WILL THERE BE A COST TO VOLUNTEER? 

Yes, as in 2013, there is a volunteer commitment fee that is $85 (plus GST) for the 2022 Grey Cup Festival.

 

WHY DO VOLUNTEERS NEED TO PAY? 

The volunteer commitment fee helps cover the cost of uniforms, volunteer software, training, meals, support and other administration expenses. The fee has been kept as low as possible and helps to offset costs. It also helps ensure we recruit a committed team so we can put on a successful Grey Cup in Saskatchewan. Uniforms are high-quality clothing pieces that many volunteers continue to wear long after the event.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

WILL THERE BE ENOUGH HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE?  

Regina has ample hotel capacity for the Grey Cup. Several past events of this caliber have been hosted in our city with fewer hotel rooms. Since 2013, Regina has added 10 new hotels with more than 1,100 rooms. Regina and Emerald Park now have a combined capacity of 4,000 hotel rooms in 34 hotels, which is part of the reason why our city is so attractive for large events like the Grey Cup.

 

WHY CAN’T I FIND ANY AVAILABLE HOTEL ROOMS?

The league will have some room holds for players, officials and the many individuals who will travel to Regina to put on the event. Just like with other big events, as the league determines how many rooms are actually needed, they will release room holds and more vacancies will become available. The best way to secure a hotel room is to call your preferred hotel directly. If your preferred hotels don’t currently have availability, ask to have your name placed on a wait list. Up-to-date hotel vacancies will likely not be available on third-party hotel booking sites, such as Expedia, Travelocity, etc.

Visit www.stayinregina.com for a list of Regina Hotel Association member hotels and their contact information.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

WILL THERE BE ON-SITE PARKING? 

There will be a variety of transportation and parking options available with plans to have free transit running during peak Festival hours and on game day. We’re still working through the details, and we’ll share more information closer to the event date.

What’s exciting is that all events including the game itself will be on one footprint for the first time in CFL history, so fans will be able to experience everything in one location. REAL District is very close to downtown Regina, so fans will be able to get there and back quickly so they can make the most of all the entertainment options.

 

WILL RIDE SHARING BE AN OPTION TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL EVENTS AND/OR THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME? 

Yes, there will be a place for taxi and ride sharing drivers to drop patrons off at the Grey Cup Festival and championship game. We’re still working through the details, and we’ll share more information closer to the event date.