Blue Bombers Overview

Fast facts

League: Canadian Football League

Head Coach: Mike O'Shea

Team Mascot: Buzz and Boomer

Year Opened: 2013

Capacity: 40000

City / State: Winnipeg / Manitoba

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Blue Bombers vs Roughriders

Rival Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Roughriders are the Blue Bombers’ archrivals, and as a result, you won’t want to miss it when the Blue Bombers come to town. Games between the Blue Bombers and Roughriders typically sell out before the season and feature the liveliest crowds of the season, so if you can only attend one game, then make sure it’s a Blue Bombers-Roughriders game.

Blue Bombers vs Eskimos

Rival Team: Edmonton Eskimos

You won’t want to miss it when the Blue Bombers and Eskimos square off. The two teams have developed a fierce rivalry over the years, and while it may not be as heated as it was in the past, you still won’t want to miss it when these two meet.

Blue Bombers vs Stampeders

Rival Team: Calgary Stampeders

While the rivalry between Winnipeg and Calgary is nowhere near as intense as the Bombers’ rivalry with the Roughriders, you’ll still have a good time taking in a Blue Bombers-Stampeders games. There is always a lot on the line when these two prairie city teams meet, so make sure to be in attendance for a Blue Bombers-Stampeders game.

Blue Bombers Tailgate Guide


If you love to tailgate, then you’ll have a great time attending a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game. The Tailgate at the Plaza is an excellent place to pregame as it offers you everything you could want in a tailgating experience. Here you’ll not only be able to eat and drink to your heart’s content you’ll also be able to take part in a variety of different activities.

One of the can’t miss parts of any Tailgate at the Plaza is the alumni autographs session. Longtime fans won’t be able to pass up the opportunity to meet their heroes from the past and get an autograph. Arrive early, so you don’t miss out on this incredible experience.

Another fun thing to do before the game is to get your picture taken with a WAA Bomber airplane. The picture is a fantastic memento from the game and a must for any diehard Bombers fans. Speaking of mementos, make sure to register at the My First Bomber Game booth for all kinds of goodies if it’s your first time attending a game.

Finally, if you want to hold a large tailgate party, then the Blue Bombers have you covered. The Bomber Cabanas can accommodate groups of over 30 people making them the perfect place for you to tailgate with all your friends and family.

You’ll have an excellent time tailgating before a Blue Bombers game, so arrive early and take in all the pre-game festivities.


Alumni Autographs

Get an autograph from your favorite former Blue Bombers before the game. The alumni autograph area gives you the opportunity to get an autograph from your favorite Blue Bombers alumni, so make sure to stop by before the game.

Photos with a Bomber

One of the best parts of attending a Blue Bombers game is getting your picture taken with a WAA Bomber airplane. The photo is an excellent keepsake from your trip to Investors Group Field making it a can’t miss part of any Bombers pre-game.

My First Bomber Game Booth

If it’s your first Bombers game, then make sure to stop by and register at the My First Bomber Game booth.

Where to tailgate

Blue Bombers Stadium Guide

In Game

Football fans will love attending a Blue Bombers game as it features everything you could want in a football game including incredible fans, fantastic traditions, and a variety of in-game entertainment. Before the game even begins the crowd goes wild during the raising of the 13th Man Flag. The flag celebrates the Blue Bombers fans, and the raising brings everyone to their feet making it one of the best parts of a Bombers game.

After the game starts the fan support continues to flow freely as just about everyone in attendance loves the Bombers and will stop at nothing to give them as much of a home field advantage as possible. All throughout the game, you’ll hear the fans cheering and chanting, and no area of fans is more vocal than the several supporter groups in attendance.

The cheer and dance team and mascots are also a big part of the in-game atmosphere as both of them put on wonderful shows. The cheerleaders and dancers are especially talented, so make sure you don’t leave your seat when they take center stage.

If you love CFL football, then you’ll love attending a Bombers game as the crowd, traditions, and in-game entertainment here is top-notch.

Things to check out

Flag Raising

The raising of the 13th Man Flag before the game is a must-see part of any Blue Bombers game. The tradition is a big part of the pre-game ceremonies and an excellent way to honor the fans, so make sure you don’t miss it during your trip to Winnipeg.

Bomber Store

Make sure to pick up a souvenir from the Bomber Store during your visit to Investors Group Field. The store is home to a wide variety of merchandise including caps, t-shirts, jerseys, and more.

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Entertainment Loges

If you want to watch a Blue Bombers game in style, then make sure to reserve an Entertainment Loge. The Entertainment Loges can accommodate 12 or 16 people and provide you with private seating accommodations as well food and drinks.

Supporter Groups

Those of you who are diehard Bombers fans will want to get involved in a supporter group. The supporter groups at Investors Group Field are home to the loudest fans in the stadium so join one of these groups to get involved in the action.

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Cheer and Dance Team

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Cheer and Dance Team has been entertaining Bombers fans for over 50 years and is a big part of any game. You won’t want to miss these talented performers, so make sure to stay in your seat when you see them take the field.

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Buzz and Boomer

Keep an eye out for Buzz and Boomer when taking in a Blue Bombers game. These two lovable mascots have been a part of Bombers games since 1984 and are a must-see for anyone in attendance.

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Fight Songs

  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fight Song

Blue Bombers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Nicolino’s

    Nicolinos Pizza

    Celebrated Italian eatery featuring gourmet classic dishes & homemade pastas in a polished interior.

    2077 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5L1, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  2. Maxime’s Restaurant

    Maximes Restaurant Restaurant

    Continental favorites like steaks, lobster & pasta served in an opulent, old-world dining room.

    1131 St Mary\'s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T9, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  3. Bellamy’s Restaurant & Bar

    Bellamys Restaurant and Bar

    Enjoy the comfortable lounge in the good company of regular customers cheering the Bombers on the big screen TVs. "Bellamy's . . . We're close to home."

    845 Dakota St #1, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5M3, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Earls

    Earls Chicken Fries Chips

    Sleek, upscale chain serving gourmet burgers, global comfort food, cocktails, wines & beers.

    1215 St Mary\'s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5L5, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Big Guy’s Ranch and Saloon

    Big Guys Ranch and Saloon Bar Beer

    Come join the beautiful crowd at Big Guys Ranch or in the Saloon where they serve amazing BBQ and the coldest drinks in town.

    200 Meadowood Dr #16, Winnipeg, MB R2M 2S6, Canada


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  6. Diana’s Cucina & Lounge

    Dianas Cucina Lounge Pizza

    Laid-back pizzeria offering a choice of toppings, thickness & dough type, including gluten-free.

    730 St Anne\'s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2N 0A2, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  7. Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar

    Original Joes Restaurant Bar Sandwich Salad

    At Joe’s, we tell it like it is. Straightforward and to the point: Food arrives fresh; it’s comforting and satisfying.

    1220 St Mary\'s Rd a, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3V6, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Tony’s Master of Pizza

    Tonys Master of Pizza Pizza

    This longstanding counter serve serves classic pizzas with thin, regular & thick crust options.

    1110 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  9. Pony Corral Restaurant & Bar

    Pony Corral Restaurant Bar Sandwich

    The Pony Corral Restaurant & Bar has provided Winnipeg with the very best in casual dining.

    1700 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Tapp’s Neighbourhood Pub

    Tapps Neighbourhood Pub Burger

    At Tapp’s Neighborhood Pub we are a mom and pop establishment that puts a tasty spin on traditional pub fare.

    1105 St Mary\'s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T6, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Tavern United

    Lettuce Wrap

    Tavern United presents a full menu of your favourite pub meals each with a special twist that you’re sure to love.

    1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  12. Triple B’s Restaurant Bar & Billiards

    Triple Bs Restaurant Bar and Billiards Beer

    Triple B’s, has been serving the Winnipeg community since 1997 with a friendly, fun atmosphere.

    1873 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P4, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. The Canadian Brewhouse

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    At the Canadien Brewhouse, the game is ALWAYS ON.

    1715 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1V5, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  14. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

    The Keg Steakhouse Bar Beer Burger

    Classic steak & seafood dishes are the mainstays at this stylish yet casual chain restaurant.

    2034 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1V5, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$