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|Former names||Bomber Stadium (1936-1937)|
|Owner||The City Of Winnipeg|
|Capacity||7,800 (football) |
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) (1935-1952)|
Osborne Stadium opened on May 19, 1932 featuring seating for 4,000 spectators. [ citation needed ]It was best known as the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1935 until 1952. The stadium was modified to accommodate baseball in 1935, and became home to teams in various other local and regional baseball circuits.
Located in a residential neighbourhood, the construction of Osborne Stadium required removal of existing houses in the area called West Broadway. It was located just west of the Manitoba Legislative Building (where the Great-West Life building currently stands) and was eventually enlarged to hold 7,800 fans. The stadium was named for the street it fronted, Osborne Street North. The Bombers moved to Winnipeg Stadium (later renamed Canad Inns Stadium) for the 1953 season and Osborne Stadium was later demolished.[ citation needed ]
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 after many years of playing at the since demolished Canad Inns Stadium.
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Hamilton, John David; Dickie, Bonnie (1998). A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were. p. 102. ISBN 978-0888822048
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