- 1935 to 1941
- 1958 to 1962
- 1984 to 1990
The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Football Club, which has always been the organization’s legal name. Unlike most other professional teams in the four most popular North American team sports (but much more common in soccer, especially in Europe) the official legal name Winnipeg Football Club continues to see significant everyday use alongside its nickname, particularly in local media and ...
Grey Cup 1935 The 23rd Grey Cup was played on December 7, 1935, at Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds, with 6,405 fans in attendance. It marked the first time that a team from west of Ontario won the cup. The Winnipeg ‘Pegs defeated the Hamilton Tigers 18 to 12. Grey Cup 1939 The 27th Grey Cup was played on December 9, 1939, before 11,738 fans at Lansdowne Park at Ottawa. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa ...
Grey Cup 1958 The 46th Grey Cup was the championship game of the 1958 season of the Canadian Football League on November 29, 1958. The game was played in Vancouver’s Empire Stadium before a crowd of 36,567. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35-28. This was the first Grey Cup game to be played under the aegis of the newly formed (and present-day) Canadian Football League. Grey Cup 1959 The 47th Grey ...
Grey Cup 1984 The 72nd Grey Cup was the 1984 Canadian Football League championship game, played at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Blue Bombers dominated the Tiger-Cats in a 47-17 victory. Grey Cup 1988 The 76th Grey Cup was the 1988 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, between the BC Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. ...
History of the Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the current Grey Cup champions. The Blue Bombers compete in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a member club of the league's West division. They play their home games at IG Field.
The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club, later changed to the Winnipeg Football Club, which is the organization's legal name. The Blue Bombers are one of three community-owned teams, without shareholders, in the CFL.
Since their establishment, the Blue Bombers have won the league's Grey Cup championship 12 times, most recently in the 2021 CFL season when they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–25 in the 108th Grey Cup. The team holds the record for most Grey Cup appearances of any team (26) and was the first club in Western Canada to win a championship.
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
1930 - Present / Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Blue Bombers - Winnipeg was known as the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club, or "Winnipegs", whose colors were blue and gold starting in 1932. A comment by a reporter calling the team "the blue bombers of Western Football" in 1936 led the team to be called the Blue Bombers first unofficially, then officially soon after. The bomber reference was to heavyweight champion Joe Louis, popular at that time, whose nickname was the Brown Bomber.
Grey Cup 10
1990. 1988, 1984, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1958, 1941, 1939, 1935
2013 - Present / Investors Group Field
1953 - 2012 / Canad Inns Stadium
1935 - 1952 / Osborne Stadium
1930 - Present / Community - Widely Held
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