The 110th Grey Cup – Hamilton, ON

This highly anticipated Canadian Football League competition is to take place on November 19, 2023, within the hallowed confines of Tim Hortons Field situated in Hamilton, Ontario.

Rosemary Baptista (left), reporter/journalist for Brazilian Wave Magazine, and Julia Blunk (right), a Brazilian freelance writer, interview Ritchie Hall (center), Head Coach for the Winnipeg Bombers, at the Hamilton Convention Centre Media Day for the 110th Grey Cup. (Photo by Sarah Blunk).

The 110th edition of the Grey Cup is set to take place on November 19th, 2023, at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian Football League (CFL) champion for the 2023 season showdown will be played in this venue which is known for its legacy and modern facilities. The contenders are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, champions of the West Division, and the Montreal Alouettes, East Division titleholders. The fervour among football enthusiasts is evident as these teams prepare to face off.

Hamilton has hosted the Grey Cup 12 times, with the most recent occurrence in 2021, highlighting the city’s football tradition and commitment to the CFL’s grandeur.

From left, Sara Blunk, Rosemary Baptista, Julia Blunk and Ticat star Dylan Wynn pose with the Grey Cup during this week’s media day at the Convention Centre. (Photo: The Hamilton Spectator)
Brady Oliveira

Brady Oliveira is a Star Player with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in this 2023 Grey Cup. His father is Brazilian and a former soccer player in Brazil. Although Brady played soccer in his youth, his passion and accomplishments are in Canadian Football. Last night, Thursday, November 16th, Brady was nominated in 2 categories during the 2023 CFL Awards at the Fallsview Casino & Resort, Avalon Theatre. He was nominated for Most Outstanding Player alongside Chad Kelly from the Toronto Argonauts and for Most Outstanding Canadian alongside Marc-Antoine Dequoy from the Montreal Alouettes. Brady won the award for the Most Outstanding Canadian.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, is victorious in the West Division, bringing a mix of skill, strategy, and resilience to the championship bout. Their journey to the Grey Cup has been marked by stellar performances and a tenacious spirit. The team’s enthusiastic fans are eagerly anticipating that the Blue Bombers will make history once again.

On the opposing side, the Montreal Alouettes, the conquerors of the East Division, enthusiastically enter the championship with many talents and determination to define their season. The Alouettes’ rise to the Grey Cup speaks to their prowess and strategic coaching. Montreal, a city steeped in football tradition, supports its team, fostering unity and excitement as the Alouettes seek CFL supremacy.

The 110th Grey Cup goes beyond on-field clashes and triumphs. It serves as a beacon that draws fans nationwide to celebrate Canadian football. It symbolizes the sport’s ability to unite communities, transcending geographical boundaries and bringing people together with a common passion for football.

The Grey Cup, a symbol of football excellence, will unfold at Tim Hortons Field, with CFL enthusiasts focused on the competition between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Montreal Alouettes. The outcome will crown the 2023 CFL season champion and add another chapter to Canadian football history. The anticipation builds as fans eagerly await the moment when the Grey Cup is hoisted, signifying the culmination of a season filled with passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of gridiron glory.

As the countdown to November 19, 2023, continues, Hamilton is poised to highlight its hospitality and love for the game. Hamilton invites all of you to participate in the Grey Cup festivals, which will have something for avid fans, families, and those new to football. The Fan Central includes James Street North (starting at York Boulevard), the Canadian Armed Forces Fan Zone, and Telus Kick for Good Courtyard. The lineup also includes James Street’s unique and famous ‘Supercrawl’ cultural and music event, as well as The Hamilton Santa Claus and Grey Cup Parade which is staged by the organizers of the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade. Most of these events are free and accessible to all. So come out and enjoy the fun!