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Winnipeg Blue Bombers looking into possibly staging NFL exhibition contest

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' home, Investors Group Field, is seen prior to the first day of Rookie Training Camp in Winnipeg on May 29, 2012. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking into possibly hosting an NFL exhibition game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
March 27, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking into possibly hosting an NFL exhibition game between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers this summer.

"The Winnipeg Football Club is always exploring opportunities to host events at Investors Group Field," the CFL team said in a statement. "At this time, the club has no further comments."

The city of Regina was in discussion with a promoter about potentially staging an NFL exhibition contest at Mosaic Stadium on Aug. 23 between the Raiders and Packers. However, the Saskatchewan Roughrders are scheduled to play at home the next day and the club said it and the CFL "raised concerns," that there wouldn't be enough time to convert the field back to the Canadian standard in time.

Afterwards, there were reports both Winnipeg and Edmonton were interested trying to stage the game, but the Eskimos said they didn't have a bid to host an NFL exhibition game.

The Bombers will play road games in Edmonton on Aug. 23 and Regina on Sept. 1.

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