27th Grey Cup

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27th Grey Cup
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ottawa Rough Riders
(10–2)(5–1)
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 51028
Ottawa Rough Riders 60017
DateDecember 9, 1939
Stadium Lansdowne Park
Location Ottawa
Attendance11,738

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 Rough Riders 8 to 7. The weekend of the match saw very low temperatures so the night before the game the groundskeepers attempted to warm the playing surface by lighting hundreds of litres of gasoline, nevertheless, the field was frozen again the next day. [1]

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References

  1. "A look back at Ottawa's Grey Cup history". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-16.