The official announcement Ottawa would host the 2017 Grey Cup was made at the REDBLACKS game Sunday.
It was not much of a secret - media had reported a week earlier the announcement was very likely. That, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seen with the Grey Cup days earlier. A news release from Ottawa 2017 thanked the REDBLACKS for securing the cup in time for Canada 150 celebrations. It is estimated the Grey Cup will boost Ottawa’s economy by about $100 million.