Frequently Asked Questions
The 2022 Grey Cup Festival FAQs can help you find answers to common questions. To jump to a specific section, select a category listed below. In the event that you cannot find the answer to your question here, please visit our Contact Us page for further assistance.
Are tickets still available for the Grey Cup game?
Tickets for the Grey Cup game are now sold out. Resale tickets may be available on Ticketmaster.ca/greycup. We recommend you only purchase resale tickets from a verified site like Ticketmaster.
Which events at Grey Cup Festival require tickets?
Events that require tickets include the Team Party Rooms, Indoor Tailgate Party, CFL Alumni Association Legends Luncheon, Canadiana Gala, Cheer Extravaganza, CFL Awards and Touchdown Manitoba. Visit the app or the Grey Cup Festival website to purchase tickets.
If I have a Grey Cup game ticket, do I get into all events at the Festival?
Everyone can access the free events, but any ticketed events taking place during the Grey Cup Festival require a separate ticket.
Can I get printed tickets for the events?
All tickets are digital, and your phone is your ticket! Access and manage your tickets through the Grey Cup Festival App, similar to how fans manage their game tickets through the Rider app. The app uses Ticketmaster SafeTix™ to manage tickets and is built with leading-edge technology. Developed with you in mind, the convenient app comes standard with powerful fraud and counterfeit protection. Visit the Riders digital ticketing page to learn about the benefits digital ticketing.
FESTIVAL AND ENTERTAINMENT
What is the Grey Cup Festival?
The big game is only one part of the Grey Cup celebration! The 2022 Grey Cup Festival is a celebration that everyone can enjoy. From November 15-20 you can join the fun by participating in multiple events, from family friendly to 19+, there’s something for everyone. And, for the first time in Grey Cup history, everything – including the championship game – will be taking place at one location. So, once you arrive at REAL District, you can stay the entire day to take in all the action.
Where can I get information about the Festival? Is there an app?
The Grey Cup Festival app is now available on the Apple iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. This free app has all the information you need to make the most of your Festival experience. All of your tickets are available on the app, plus it includes maps, the event schedule, real-time notifications and so much more! We strongly encourage you to download the app.
Is there a cost to attend the Festival?
There is no cost to access the REAL District Festival site. Many events are FREE, while some events require tickets to be purchased. Ticket pricing and purchase information is outlined on the app and website. Download the Grey Cup Festival app or visit GreyCupFestival.ca for information about all events, including which ones are free and which ones require tickets.
If I have a Grey Cup game ticket, do I get into all Festival events for free?
Everyone can access the free events, but any ticketed events taking place during the Grey Cup Festival require a separate ticket.
What are the Team Party Rooms?
The biggest party at the Grey Cup Festival will be in the six Team Party Rooms representing eight CFL Teams plus the Atlantic Schooners:
- Riderville, presented by Coors Light (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
- The Lions Den (BC Lions)
- Stamps House (Calgary Stampeders)
- Bombers House (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
- The Eastern Social Hall (Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa REDBLACKS and Toronto Argonauts)
- The Atlantic Schooners Kitchen Party
Every room is different, and with your Team Party Room pass, you can move from room to room, soaking up the atmosphere and representing your favourite team wherever you go! Each Team Party Room is unique, with its own schedule of events, activities, and performances. Visit GreyCupFestival.ca or download the app for dates, times and details.
How do the Team Party Passes work?
The three-day $104 Team Party Pass can be purchased in advance online or on site during the Festival. It’s the best value because it covers the cost of admission to all six Team Party Rooms at REAL District for every day they’re open, between Thursday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 19.
A $50 single-day Team Party Pass is also on sale now for Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov 18 or Saturday, Nov. 19. The single-day pass covers admission to all open Team Party Rooms at REAL District for the chosen day you purchase.
No matter which pass you choose, please note that each party room is subject to capacity restrictions, so access is not guaranteed. All patrons must be 19 years of age or older and will be wrist-banded and ID-checked at the door each night of attendance.
Please note that individual Team Party Rooms may be open at different times of the day, and some rooms are not open on Thursday, Nov. 17. Check the Grey Cup Festival app or visit GreyCupFestival.ca for schedules and to purchase passes.
How do I find out what's going on in the Team Party Rooms?
Do the Team Party Room passes include food and beverages?
Food and beverages are not included; however, there will be a number of food and beverage vendors located throughout the Festival site, including in the rooms.
Who can I talk to at the Festival if I have any questions or need help?
Volunteers wearing bright-coloured Grey Cup Festival vests and jackets are happy to help in any way they can. You’ll see them throughout the Festival.
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 are taking place on one footprint. We expect restaurants and other businesses will get in the spirit of the event and celebrate in their own way, but all official Grey Cup Festival events are taking place at REAL District.
Can I still sign up to volunteer at the Grey Cup Festival?
Volunteer registration is now closed. Only registered volunteers can volunteer at the Grey Cup Festival.
I registered as a volunteer already. Can I select additional volunteer shifts?
Yes! Visit the 2022 Grey Cup Festival volunteer website at MyImpactPage.com to sign up for additional shifts. We appreciate you sharing your time and talents!
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.
Why is there a cost to volunteer?
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 with a value of more than $250. Many volunteers continue to wear the uniform pieces long after the event.
TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
How can I get to the Grey Cup Festival?
Parking on site will be very limited, so getting dropped off, taking a taxi or ride share, or using the FREE transit service are your best options to get to and from the Grey Cup Festival. Thanks to our partner Regina Hotel Association, shuttles will be available from several different Regina locations to the Festival site at REAL District from November 17-20.
Shuttle service to and from the Festival is provided at or near all 27 hotels in Regina. Where hotels are close together, one stop will be designated within close walking distance. Look for the shuttle pickup signs outside or check for information in the hotel lobby. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Additional pickup locations include:
- Southland Mall
- University of Regina
- Warehouse District
On game day, shuttles will run every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Download the Grey Cup app or visit the Grey Cup Festival website for transit routes and more information.
Will there be on-site parking?
Parking on site at REAL District will be very limited due to the high volume of people in attendance at Grey Cup Festival. Your best options are to take the FREE shuttle service or get dropped off. However, if you need to drive, parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee charged by REAL District. See more information about parking at REAL District.
If you choose to park in nearby neighbourhoods, be sure to obey all parking signs to avoid parking tickets or towing.
Is accessible parking available at REAL District?
Yes, there are a limited number of accessible parking spots on site available on a first-come, first-served basis. Where possible, we recommend that guests use the FREE shuttle service or get dropped off because parking will be very limited due to the high volume of people in attendance at Grey Cup Festival. See more information about parking at REAL District.
Where can I get dropped off?
Follow directions from REAL District staff to the closest drop-off and pick-up locations.
How can I find hotel rooms?
Regina and Emerald Park combined have 4,000 hotel rooms, which is ample capacity for the Grey Cup. It’s part of the reason why our city is so attractive for large events like the Grey Cup Festival. The best way to secure a hotel room is to call your preferred hotel directly. If your preferred hotel doesn’t currently have availability, ask to have your name placed on a waiting list. Hotel rooms 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.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Where can I find information about REAL District?
All official Grey Cup Festival events – including the Grey Cup game itself – are at REAL District. Employees and volunteers at REAL District work hard to make sure all events hosted on the property create positive, memorable experiences for guests. Read more about what you need to know before going to Grey Cup Festival.
Is parking available at REAL District?
Parking during Festival week will be available for $10 per day but will be limited and cannot be purchased in advance. On game day, parking is $35 and cannot be purchased in advance. We strongly encourage guests to get dropped off, take a taxi or ride share, or use the FREE transit service. Thanks to our partner Regina Hotel Association, FEWWc shuttles will be available from several different Regina locations to the Festival site at REAL District from November 17-20. Learn more about the free shuttle service.
Can I bring a bag to the event?
Guests are welcome to bring a bag to the Festival site. There will be on-site bag and coat checks within the Festival. Bags will be checked upon entry to the Team Party Rooms. For game day in Mosaic Stadium, only clear bags that are smaller than 12 inches x 12 inches x 18 inches will be allowed. Bags that are not clear or those that are larger than the maximum dimensions must be stored in a bag check area. Rider Squad volunteers or security personnel will direct you to the bag check area.
Where is REAL District?
REAL District is centrally located, just minutes from downtown Regina and the Regina International Airport, which makes it the perfect location for events. The property is also located on a City of Regina bus route. During Grey Cup Festival, the best way to get to REAL District is on the FREE shuttles, presented by Regina Hotel Association. Learn more about getting to Grey Cup Festival.
Can I bring my own food and beverages to REAL District?
Individual snacks for children or those required for medical reasons or to manage special dietary restrictions are allowed. Empty water bottles or sealed water bottles no larger than one litre are permitted. Water fountains are located in the AffinityPlex and The Co-operators Centre. Glass bottles, cans or jars are prohibited. As per SLGA licensing, it is illegal to have in your possession liquor that was not purchased within licensed venues at REAL District. Any guest found to be in possession of liquor not purchased within a licensed venue will have that liquor confiscated and not returned, and the guest will be denied entry or asked to leave the site.
Can I take food and beverages purchased on site from one area to another?
You can take food and non-alcoholic beverages from on-site food vendors into any area. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed in the location where they were purchased.
Is there a quiet area at the Festival for small children?
Yes, Gainer’s Heartland, presented by Tourism Saskatchewan, is a quieter area for families with young children to enjoy Grey Cup Festival.
Is there a place to sit down, rest and warm up?
There are many areas to sit down and rest. For example, the Brandt Centre that’s hosting the Esports Showcase has plenty of seating. The Team Party Rooms are also a great place to sit down, relax and catch up with friends and CFL fans from across the country. Outside in the NexGen Energy Street Festival, there are cozy warm-up stations to keep you comfortable as you take in all the outdoor fun.
What forms of payment are available at Grey Cup Festival?
Digital payment, such as debit and credit card, is preferred at all concessions, retail locations, bars, 50/50 kiosks and for event tickets. Digital forms of payment reduce touchpoints and provide a quick and smooth experience for attendees. However, cash will be accepted.