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Grey Cup is the label of a championship event of the Canadian Football League, as well the trophy that is awarded to the winning team. The champions of the CFL’s West and East Divisions contest for this Cup, which is one of the Canadian TV’s biggest yearly sports events. The current defending champs are the BC Lions who won the title for the 6th time last year.
The game has been held in a number of Canadian cities including Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Hamilton and a few more. This year’s event will be held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The venue is a magnificent multi-purpose arena which held the Wrestlemania X8 event in 2002 with over 68,000 attendees. The Centre will also host the opening & closing ceremonies of the 2015 Pan American Games. For the awaiting football fans, our website’s now providing Grey Cup tickets for the 100th anniversary of the game this year.
The event can trace its beginnings from 1909 by the fourth Earl Grey and Governor General of Canada, Albert Grey. He wanted to hold this event for senior hockey championship but since the Allan Cup served this purpose 1st, Grey offered his trophy for the national rugby football championship instead.
The trophy consists of a silver cup fixed to a big base which has the names of all the victorious teams, executives and players engraved on it. The Grey Cup has a history of being broken a few times, embezzled twice, and even seized for ransom.
The 1st winner of the trophy was the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Owing to the First World War, the play got suspended between 1916 and 1918, and then again in 1919, because of a dispute over some rules. In the 1920s, the play started being held as a contest between the west and the east.
West Division’s Edmonton Eskimos established the Cup’s lengthiest dynasty, with winning 5 consecutive trophies from 1978-1982. The contest for this Cup has been for Canadian teams exclusively but for 3 years, it expanded to America, resulting in Baltimore Stallions winning the Cup in 1995.
BC Lions, the defending champs are the 4th team in the Canadian Football League history, to win the Cup at home. Furthermore, 3 players have taken away 7 Grey Cups individually including Jack Wedley, Hank Ilesic & Bill Stevenson. Also, Ilesic is 1 of 7 players who have appeared in 9 Grey Cup competitions. Quarterback Anthony Calvillo has appeared for a record 8 times, out of which he’s won the Cup thrice.
In total however, Toronto Argonauts hold the record for winning the Grey Cup fifteen times with Edmonton Eskimos holding the second place with thirteen wins. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won the cup ten times as well. Along with the Eskimos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the highest number of appearances in the contest. So to witness live, who takes away the trophy this year, buy your Grey Cup tickets now, to be a part of this mega sporting event!